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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] 11.87, some progress, problems with synctex and forwa

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] 11.87, some progress, problems with synctex and forward pdf search
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:41:15 +0200
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Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Mosè,

>>> We could add another possible value for the
>>> `TeX-source-correlate-method' option: an alist of the kind
>>>     ((dvi . <source-specials or synctex>)
>>>      (pdf . <source-specials or synctex>))
>>> so one can tell AUCTeX to use SyncTeX in PDF mode and source specials
>>> with DVI output.  This possibility should be documented because most
>>> users (i.e., all those not using Evince) will want it.  In addition, a
>>> Lisp hacker is able to set the correlation method depending on the
>>> chosen viewer (useful when writing multi-system init files).  The
>>> change to `TeX-source-correlate-determine-method' wouldn't be
>>> necessary anymore.  What do you think?
>> That's a good idea.  But what would the value `auto' do then when
>> compiling to DVI, source-specials or synctex?  I'd probably suggest
>> source-specials since that's the safe bet for all users that don't use a
>> pretty recent evince.
> My idea is as follows:
> - convert `TeX-source-correlate-method-active' into a function;
> - leave `TeX-source-correlate-determine-method' as it is now, at least
> I don't think it will be necessary to change it as I proposed last
> year;
> - add the alist above to the possible values of `TeX-source-correlate-method';
> - adapt `TeX-source-correlate-mode'.
> But a patch is worth a thousand words, see the one attached.
> I believe a safe default for `TeX-source-correlate-method' would be
>     '((dvi . source-specials) (pdf . synctex))
> which is compatible with most viewers, instead of the current 'auto.

Ok with me. :-)


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