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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Defaulting `TeX-parse-self' to t

From: Arash Esbati
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Defaulting `TeX-parse-self' to t
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2017 15:51:36 +0100
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> Arash Esbati <address@hidden> writes:
>> is there a particular reason why AUCTeX sets `TeX-parse-self' to nil?
>> Does this reason still apply or can we default it to t?
> Yes, and yes.  AUCTeX is intended to be useful as a system-wide
> installed TeX mode.  If you are not actually interested in TeX, having
> AUCTeX rifle through whole remote directory hierarchies in the search
> for style files and what not is going to be a huge cost you did not ask
> for.

Hi David,

thanks for your response and clarification.  I see your point, then we
shouldn't touch this.

> I think that the AUCTeX manual should start right away with suggesting
> to _individually_ enable TeX-parse-self.  Which it does as far as I
> remember.

Yes, your memory serves you right, but it seems to me that users start
asking google instead of reading the first 5 paragraphs of the manual.

Best, Arash

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