[OS X TeX] status of Spotlight indexing of .tex files?

Norm Gall gall at spookyhill.net
Tue Dec 13 15:33:49 EST 2005

On 13-Dec-05, at 12:38 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 13 Dec 2005, at 12:01, Timothy Larkin wrote:
>> I wrote a Spotlight importer that knows about .tex files.
>> If a couple of hardy souls are interested in torture testing it,  
>> please let me know off-list.  If it passes, I can make it  
>> generally available.
>> I wrote into the logic a couple of personal preferences.  All  
>> control words are ignored, as are numbers. For me this is good,  
>> but perhaps this view is not generally shared?
> Please get in touch with the other developers working on spotlight  
> importers for tex files. There is a lot of movement in this area,  
> with your importer basically being the third to pop up here. A UTI  
> has just been agreed upon, and the last thing we need is multiple  
> importers working against each other.
> I'm sure Norm Gall & Adam Maxwell will respond as well, but please  
> get in touch to coordinate things, to avoid making the lives of  
> your collective user group very miserable indeed.
> I'm willing to set up a sub-project on SourceForge if there is a  
> need, but I think Norm's importer is there somewhere already.

It is and I'll be sorting things out this weekend coming. The term is  
not yet over and "swamped" doesn't quite capture how I feel right now.


What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or
Bertrand Russell
“Philosophy for the Layman,” Unpopular Essays, 1950

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