[texworks] inconsistens because of help-files?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Aug 21 00:54:30 CEST 2011

On 2011-08-20 at 19:37:35 +0100, Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:

 > Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:
 > > If using Windows and MiKTeX, you may want to use `texify` 
 > > instead of `latexmk` as `latexmk` is a Perl script and will 
 > > require that a Perl interpreter be installed.  Most UNIX/Linux 
 > > boxes come with Perl pre-installed or make it trivial to obtain 
 > > through a package manager---this is not the case for Windows.
 > Personally speaking, I have never used (nor wanted to use)
 > TeXify, LaTeXMK or any similar pre-scripted approach, simply
 > because I prefer to (a) think about, and (b) be in control
 > of, whatever set of activities I am about to perform.  That
 > said, obtaining a good reliable Perl for Windows could not
 > be simpler : just visit the ActiveState web site and follow
 > their instructions for downloading and installing Active Perl.

It can be *much* simpler: in TeX Live latexmk works out-of-the-box
on all supported platforms, and thus on Windows too, of course.

There is absolutely no reason to install Perl.


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