[OS X TeX] Re: Flashmode for Emacs : Whizzytex + Enrico Franconi's Carbon Enhanced Emacs + TeXniscope
jkock at ya.com
Sat Apr 9 04:51:10 EDT 2005
I take your mail as an opportunity to brag about my own flash script for
AlphaX (my preferred editor), first described on this mailing list on
January 9th. I am a great admirer of emacs, the king of editors, but I am
sort of surprised to hear how complicated it is to get that flash thing up
and running. The Alpha script is just a prototype, but serves to
demonstrate that flashing doesn't have to be neither a complicated setup
nor something that requires a G5 computer.
The script is short, easy to install, and very fast. Here are the
instructions for using it with Alpha and xdvi:
# Download from http://www.mat.uab.es/~kock/alpha-tcl/flash.tcl.gz
# Place the tcl file /anyhwere/you/want and write
# source /anywhere/you/want/flash.tcl
# in your prefs.tcl file.
# Make sure Xwindows is running. Open a tex document in Alpha and
# press F2. Then start typing. To stop the flash mechanism, press
# To use partial flash mode (typesetting only current paragraph),
# set TeX::flash::partialFlash 1
# in your prefs.tcl file, or in Alpha's Tcl shell (Cmd-Y).
# On an iBook 500 MHz G3 (!), a 2-page document is typeset about 90
# times per minute. In partial mode, about the same frequence for
# *any* size of document.
In the script itself there are further comments, explaining design and
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