[texworks] Early thoughts

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 16:19:17 CEST 2008

On 21/09/2008, at 5:54 PM, Jérome Laurens wrote:

> But a concrete implementation of per document prefs requires some  
> serious thoughts.

I don't really think this is necessary.
Users don't transition often enough between editors to warrant the  
time spent to do this in a formal and rigourous manner.

Just add more data to the preferences data file recording the state of  
the font, the typesetting program, whatever. Just like you don't  
expect iTeXMac to read the previous window state of a document  
previously opened in TeXShop, there's no reason for the other per- 
document prefs to be recorded in a public and transferrable format.  
(In fact, so much the better to not litter the working directory with  
yet more auxiliary files!)

I think users are more than willing to accept that moving to a new  
editor will require some setup to get things working exactly as they  
would like.


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