[texworks] Unwanted side-effect of <tab> : how to avoid ?
Paul A Norman
paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 02:38:27 CEST 2011
At a pinch I wouldn't mind even a drop down type widget with checkable
boxes that lets me choose which completion scenarios to use.
Else as I wrote earlier how does Tw know I'm working directly on a
bibliography file etc etc?
That's pretty well much Typesetting Engine independent as are some other things.
On 14 June 2011 10:40, Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd)
<P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>> Even if you specify a particular engine, it's still not clear which
>> type of file you want to process. Suppose you select "plain TeX" but
>> the file contains the line "\input texinfo.tex". After loading this
>> file, the escape character is "@" instead of "\". This breaks command
>> completion and syntax highlighting and it's extremely difficult for an
>> editor to find out what to do.
>> The problem you reported is a good example. Plain TeX can more or
>> less considered as a programming language, whereas LaTeX is supposed
>> to be a markup language, i.e. a file format. One would expect then
>> that it's easier to support command completion and syntax highlighting
>> in LaTeX. This is definitely true, but Beamer re-defines standard
>> LaTeX list environments. Hence, if you want to provide proper command
>> completion and syntax highlighting, you have to evaluate the whole
> Yes, I agree that no matter which engine you select, you /may/
> have a pathological file that does not follow the normal markup
> pattern for that engine, so in an ideal world you could then
> switch auto-completion on the fly. But a default behaviour that
> uses the engine to determine which set of auto-completes is
> most likely to be relevant is surely not an unreasonable
> behaviour, is it ?
> ** Phil.
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