[OS X TeX] Skim SKAutoReloadFileUpdate
franconi at inf.unibz.it
Thu Dec 18 17:13:35 EST 2008
On 18 Dec 2008, at 17:09, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
> Depends on how clever you want to be :). The trivial way is to test
> the exit value of the process and see if it's zero (success) or
> anything else (failure). Practically, you probably wouldn't like
> that, since TeX returns nonzero pretty frequently, even though it
> created a usable PDF. You could count the number of error: lines it
> spits out, but that might get hairy.
> The easiest solution is probably a compromise: wait until all of
> your tex/bibtex/index processes are done, then try to reload the
> file. That eliminates the race condition, so you're left with
> potentially trying to open a garbage file.
And how this behaviour would be *in practice* better than a potential
rare crash of Skim that by the way I (nor other users, apparently)
never had in a continuous use of Skim?
So, it seems to me that the auto feature is the best compromise to
have a smooth workflow.
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