[OS X TeX] BibTeX macro poll

Michael McCracken michael_mccracken at mac.com
Tue Sep 28 09:41:14 CEST 2004


Hi Will, thanks for the info. I'd certainly like to support the full 
syntax, but the problems are mainly how to display and edit that kind 
of thing in a GUI. Any suggestions are definitely appreciated.

I had heard some of the things in the TUG article, but I hadn't seen 
the exact paper itself... Very interesting reading - sounds like BibTeX 
1.0 will solve a couple of BibDesk's problems as well - thanks for the 
link!

-mike

On Sep 27, 2004, at 11:05 PM, Will Robertson wrote:

>
> On 28 Sep 2004, at 3:20 PM, Michael McCracken wrote:
>
>> What I'd like to know is, do you ever use the full syntax, and would 
>> support for macro editing in BibDesk be considered complete if you 
>> could only edit simple macros like "Month = jun" but more complicated 
>> ones were only passed through unaltered?
>
> Hi Michael
>
> I occasionally do use things like "month = jun # {~14}" (although this 
> is a very inflexible approach), and though I'd like to make your life 
> easier by saying to only worry about the simple problems, I think it's 
> necessary to eventually support the string syntax in full. Obviously 
> anything is very appreciated, and basic support will get me using 
> BibDesk as soon as it's released (probably).
>
> Regards,
> Will Robertson
>
> PS Have you read about the further developments planned for BibTeX in 
> the near(-ish) future? Very interesting reading:
> <http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb24-1/patashnik.pdf>
>
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