[OS X Emacs] Reverting buffer does not read local variables?
david.reitter at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 15:20:56 EST 2014
Nice to hear from you. Hope all is well (and days are not too short) in Edinburgh.
I don’t have a clear-cut answer, but I think over the years, the XeTeX or XeLaTeX command (which was a custom addition in Aquamacs, based on user requests) was replaced by a TeXing option provided by AUCTeX. I suspect that the TeXing option might or might not be set by TeX-engine, but that the command is (now) LaTeX.
Can anyone corroborate this hypothesis?
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On Feb 12, 2014, at 2:46 PM, José Miguel Figueroa-O'Farrill <j.m.figueroa at ed.ac.uk> wrote:
> I have noticed the following odd behaviour for some time. I'm not sure if it is particular to Aquamacs or if other emacsen behave in the same way.
> I am editing a XeLaTeX document. Since my default TeX engine is pdflatex, I have the following local variables block at the end of the file:
> % Local Variables:
> % coding: utf-8
> % mode: LaTeX
> % TeX-command-default: "XeLaTeX"
> % TeX-engine: "xetex"
> % End:
> I work on this document on two machines (a desktop at work and a laptop at home) which I synchronise twice daily and on which I run Aquamacs uninterruptedly for days. This means that whenever I sync after having worked on the file, one of the two machines has an Aquamacs session with a buffer visiting a file which has changed on disk and hence needs to revert. When I revert via the revert button, it is as if TeX-command-default seems to go back to "LaTeX", contrary to the Local Variables block. I say "as if" because what happens is that when I C-cC-c it offers "LaTeX" instead of "XeLaTeX" as the default command.
> Is this normal behaviour? A bug? Customisable? I've googled without success, whence this email.
> Thanks in advance,
> Prof José Figueroa-O'Farrill
> School of Mathematics
> University of Edinburgh
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