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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Implementing TeX-update

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Implementing TeX-update
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:29:48 +0200
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Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> I'm not sure which name is best, though.  `TeX-command-all' has the nice
>>>> property that then all processing commands have the TeX-command prefix.
>>>> So maybe `TeX-command-compile-all' would be best compromise
>>>> wrt. discoverability, descriptiveness, and mnemonics.
>>> I like `TeX-command-compile-all' and above all C-c C-a key binding,
>>> it's much easier than C-c C-u on QWERTY-based layouts ;-)
>> Is `TeX-command-run-all' an option?  Rational: `TeX-command-list' mostly
>> uses `run'.  +1 for C-c C-a.
> Uhm, good point but I really don't know which option to choose: for me
> `TeX-command-compile-all' and `TeX-command-run-all' are equally good.

I like "run all" best.  Thanks Arash!

>> While we are at it: `TeX-command-list' has:
>>     ("Index" "makeindex %s" TeX-run-command nil t :help "Create index file")
>>     ("Xindy" "texindy %s" TeX-run-command nil t
>>      :help "Run xindy to create index file")
>> Should the first entry be changed to:
>>     ("Index" "makeindex %s" TeX-run-command nil t
>>      :help "Run makeindex to create index file")
> Thanks for that, I'll make this change in my patch to suggest "Index"
> when needed.  For the record, this work has been a bit harder than I
> initially thought, but I should be able to submit a patch by the end
> of the week.  By the way, I've always found the name "Index" for that
> command a bit misleading: without looking to the list of commands (ok,
> it's available also in toolbar menu "Command"), I think that everyone
> would try first to run "makeindex" at C-c C-c prompt.

But once you know it's named Index, typing just "i" is enough.  If it
was Makeindex, you would need to disambiguate it from Makeinfo which
would mean you have to type at least `m TAB d'.


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