[texworks] Early thoughts
jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Fri Sep 19 01:43:06 CEST 2008
On 19 Sep 2008, at 12:24 AM, Karl Berry wrote:
> Yeah, you'll never be able to get 100% of the cases but I *believe*
> (at least) you'll be able to get a fair majority.
> Heuristically guessing the engine from regexps worries me a bit,
> I fear that users will be quite confused when the guess is wrong.
I envisage that this would simply set the initial default engine when
the file is loaded; users can always override this by making a
different choice in the toolbar. Figuring out whether/when to change
it on-the-fly as the document is edited could be interesting... I do
have some ideas about this, though.
> Can we have or is there also a supported way to unambiguously
> specify the
> engine, e.g., a first line of
> or, for context,
> % engine=luatex language=uk
Yes, TW recognizes TeXShop's "magic" comments such as
%%!TEX TS-program = pdflatex
to select an engine.
I haven't really considered the various ConTeXt possibilities, mainly
because I don't use it; but I'm happy to listen to suggestions from
those who do.
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