Re: [OS X TeX] Non–Recovery from Error
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Mar 11 07:32:56 EST 2011
On Mar 11, 2011, at 3:45 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 11.03.2011 um 05:11 schrieb Messerschmitt David:
>> My suggestion (hope) was that the "Runaway argument" + manual delete .aux
>> is unnecessary. Is there some reason that latexmk could not auto detect
>> the circumstance and do the .aux delete itself?
> Which are the rules that make TeX binaries spit out that "Runaway argument"? Is it only caused by a faulty AUX file? Do the TeX binaries return different error codes? Do they output different file names or line numbers that make clear that the AUX file causes the error?
> Latexmk works logically and has to conclude, when some exact information is missing: Does not compute.
> I assume it's possible to change your Latexmk files that the AUX file is deleted when a particular error is encountered. Herb is the specialist on Latexmk!
There are innumerable problems that can cause any of the files produced by TeX to fail when there is a major error in compilation. And the failure can occur at multiple points (e.g., in the bibtex run, a makeindex run, etc.). The answer is that when you get error with runaway arguments it could also just be a problem in a macro that was defined.
I may be ok at adapting latexmk for use with TeXShop and don't change latexmk directly. I'd deal with John Collins directly. You can get more information at <http://www.phys.psu.edu/~collins/software/latexmk/>.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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