[OS X TeX] TeXShop's %& ugly bug
will at guerilla.net.au
Fri Sep 10 06:43:08 EDT 2004
On 10 Sep 2004, at 7:37 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:
> On 10 sep 2004, at 11:55, Will Robertson wrote:
>> On 10 Sep 2004, at 6:22 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>>> I'd like to add that there should be no real reason to reinvent the
>>> wheel: emacs has added meta-data information to tex and other
>>> file-types for years. The important ones (master-file and
>>> character-encoding) are all there, and I think adding some
>>> application specific ones would not be horribly hard.
>> Do you know the specifics of how this is done? Is it simply comments
>> at the top of the document, or instead a separate file with the
>> information inside? It does seem sensible to coerce emacs' method.
> A set of comments at the end of the file, I'd have to look up a sample
> somewhere to get at the specifics, but there are emacs users on this
> list (and even the porter of Carbon enhanced emacs hangs around here),
> and I think they can provide much more detailed answers of how emacs
> does things.
From the AUCTeX documentation (v11.50, which I haven't even worked out
how to install yet), it looks something like this at the end of a file:
(couldn't find an example for the character encoding)
%%% Local Variables:
%%% TeX-master: "master"
%%% TeX-command-default: "SliTeX"
It's ugly enough that I'd be happy just re-implementing the %&
functionality to use a different prefix. I find the whole issue fairly
>> This release of TeXShop seems more difficult than previous ones...
> Yup. I've switched to BBEdit and my own macros a long time ago... Once
> the specifics of the emacs solution are posted I'll attempt to
> integrate them with my scripts and publish those.
It occurs to me that tasks like these have probably been undertaken
many many times in the last 20 years...
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