[OS X TeX] xdvi and/or acrobat reader with darwin ports emacs

Curtis Clifton curt.clifton at mac.com
Sun Jan 23 09:20:27 EST 2005

On Jan 23, 2005, at 12:28 AM, Chris Skeels wrote:

>> Saith the man with a vested interest in the airplane business.
>> But with all due respect, my understanding is that the difference 
>> between TeXniscope and MacDviX for previewing DVI files is more 
>> analogous to that between two versions of the same model car.  One 
>> with a 4-cylinder engine and one with a 8-cylinder engine.  They look 
>> about the same.  They take the same inputs: gas, oil, accelerator 
>> pedal, steering wheel.  They produce the same outputs: wheels roll, 
>> car turns.  One just does it a lot faster.  A driver has to take them 
>> for a test drive and consider his or her needs before choosing.  But 
>> I don't understand why what is under the hood makes any difference 
>> whatsoever, beyond your commercial interest, other than speed.
> With all due respect, your understanding not withstanding, such a 
> snide response is completely out of order and sullies this list!

My apologies if my post was construed as flame.  I was a bit miffed by 
Tom's suggestion that my reasoning was faulty, but I tried hard to not 
be snide in my remarks.  I could have done better at that.  At any 
rate, the ensuing discussion answered my questions.



Curtis Clifton, PhD Candidate
Dept. of Computer Science, Iowa State University

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