[OS X TeX] TeXShop slowdown with multiple files
lsequeir at fc.ul.pt
Tue May 4 11:58:36 EDT 2004
I have been helping a friend (who runs Textures in Mac OS 9)
converting a bunch of LaTeX files to html. I had her send me her
files to process in my TiBook running Panther.
To make things faster, I have a few shell scripts to put files in
appropriately named folders, add .tex extension to file names etc.,
but I still have to edit two lines in each file.
I tried awk, but since the files have mac-style line endings it was
not working very well. So
my scripts had a line to open a file in TeXShop, so that I could
edit these two lines
open -a TeXShop $i.tex
This works, but I found that as the number of open files in TeXShop
increases, there is a very big delay in the program just to switch
from one window to another. This is very definitely related to the
number of open files. With about 16 files open, I got a spinning
beach ball for about 11 seconds between closing a file and having
access to one beneath it. As the number of files diminishes, so does
I turned off syntax coloring, parens matching and auto-completion,
but it apparently made no difference.
Is this to be expected somehow? I don't thinks this is reasonable...
for comparison, I tried the same with SubEthaEdit (which has LaTeX
syntax coloring) and there was *no* delay.
Why would this happen? (I understand that TeXShop must have some
housekeeping to do, but this seems way too much; and the files were
each quite small - about a page of output each).
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