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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Implementing TeX-update

From: Mosè Giordano
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Implementing TeX-update
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:27:58 +0200

2015-08-17 12:26 GMT+02:00 Mosè Giordano <address@hidden>:
> Hi list,
> I've implemented TeX-update, as suggested in the wishlist.  My work
> follows the same logic of and
> is in part based on it: a function runs the compilation command and
> calls a sentinel which, when the command finishes, calls back the
> function and so on until a stopping condition is reached.
> Some comments about possible copyrights concerns:
> - `TeX-command-default' is extracted from `TeX-command-query', there
> is nothing new in it;
> - the sentinel function `TeX-command-sequence-sentinel' is similar to
> `TeX-texify-sentinel' of EmacsWiki, but I don't know how a basic
> sentinel could be written otherwise.  Moreover, how to test whether
> there have been errors in the last compilation is reported literally
> in the docstring of `TeX-error-report-switches';
> - `TeX-command-sequence' has only the last three lines in common with
> `TeX-texify' of EmacsWiki, which are the setting of a sentinel, how
> could it be done otherwise?  For the rest these functions are
> different: `TeX-command-sequence' is much more flexible (see the
> docstring and the possible values of the first argument) and stopping
> after a command has been run N times in a row does work, in
> `TeX-texify' it doesn't.
> In addition, in the second patch I've added "dvips" and "ps2pdf" rules
> to `TeX-command-list', and there is a new option
> `TeX-PDF-via-dvips-ps2pdf' so that one can produce a PDF using latex +
> dvips + ps2pdf.  Using `TeX-update' all this boils down to a single
> C-c C-u  :-)
> I've been using `TeX-update' and dvips + ps2pdf for a week, without
> problems.  Comments and suggestions welcome.

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