[OS X TeX] TeXShop's %& ugly bug

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Fri Sep 10 12:07:44 CEST 2004


On 10 sep 2004, at 11:55, Will Robertson wrote:

> On 10 Sep 2004, at 6:22 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>
>> I'd like to add that there should be no real reason to reinvent the 
>> wheel: emacs has added meta-data information to tex and other 
>> file-types for years. The important ones (master-file and 
>> character-encoding) are all there, and I think adding some 
>> application specific ones would not be horribly hard.
>
> Do you know the specifics of how this is done? Is it simply comments 
> at the top of the document, or instead a separate file with the 
> information inside? It does seem sensible to coerce emacs' method.

A set of comments at the end of the file, I'd have to look up a sample 
somewhere to get at the specifics, but there are emacs users on this 
list (and even the porter of Carbon enhanced emacs hangs around here), 
and I think they can provide much more detailed answers of how emacs 
does things.

> This release of TeXShop seems more difficult than previous ones...

Yup. I've switched to BBEdit and my own macros a long time ago... Once 
the specifics of the emacs solution are posted I'll attempt to 
integrate them with my scripts and publish those.

Maarten

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