[OS X TeX] [ANN] Excalibur 4.0.4

Nestor Aguilera aguilera at ceride.gov.ar
Thu Jun 14 15:56:00 EDT 2007

On 11 Jun, 2007, at 15:15, George Gratzer wrote:

> Rick,
> You asked me a long time ago to demo the Excalibur bug.  
> Unfortunately, the file is 40,000+ lines long, it takes a long time  
> to bisect it to a small size.
> But this is important for me because Excalibur has been an  
> important part of my LaTeX setup. So finally, here it is:
> \documentclass{book}
> \begin{document}
> \indent To illustrate the first trap, type the last two lines of  
> the previous example as follows:\\[8pt]
> \verb*| \end{verbatim}|\\
> \verb|Please make the necessary corrections.|\\[8pt]
> Then you find an unintended blank line before the last line.
> \end{document}
> GG

No one seems to have picked up the glove, so here I go (since I use  
Excalibur quite extensively): your sample works OK if you set not to  
use "LaTeX -> Warn on parsing errors" (in the preference pane), but  
if the setting is on, Excalibur stops with the message "Excalibur  
stopped processing on line 7 because of a LaTeX error. Extra } or  
\end", and after a while it takes quite a bit of cpu (doing what?).

So indeed there is something similar to a bug, but you can avoid it  
by changing the "Warn on parsing errors" setting. I am not sure on  
how useful this setting is (if the file has compiled correctly, why  

All the best,


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