[OS X TeX] TeXShop's %& ugly bug

Jérôme Laurens jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Mon Sep 13 16:03:39 CEST 2004

Le 11 sept. 04, à 09:18, Will Robertson a écrit :

> On 11 Sep 2004, at 4:13 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>> No, technically you're right. And what I think is good about the tex 
>> wrapper as proposed now by Jérôme, is that it is _less_ ambitous: 
>> Keynote stores all its files (including the master-source file) in 
>> the wrapper. If you do that for tex, you will have a problem, since 
>> tex is so versatile, you can never take care of all options. The user 
>> will have to manage that hierarchy yourself, and writing file 
>> manipulation tools is not what I have in mind: that's what you have 
>> the Finder for.
> In its original form, the "tex wrapper" was what you recommend against 
> above - every file contained within. The thing about them is that they 
> decompose naturally - if you don't want your tex folder to be a 
> wrapper (I prefer the term "bundle"), delete its extension. It would 
> allow simple documents to be expressed in a single file - possibly a 
> great convenience to TeX newcomers.
> But you are no doubt correct; at some stage of document complexity 
> you'd be unable to handle it with the frontend. But as more features 
> are added to the frontend, more complex structures would be allowed. I 
> think the whole "project" has been bogged down by too broad ideas from 
> the outset. Start off simple, and grow the program as necessary.
>> IIUTC: the tex wrapper idea is just to combine several configuration 
>> files in one (standardised) location, and have no configuration 
>> information in the source file.
> What configuration files? All that is required is a single XML file 
> with some properly defined schema for:
>  - File encoding
>  - Intended typesetting script
>  - Master file
>  - Daughter files (I can see a possible advantage, but not strictly 
> necessary)
> Is there even anything else required?

I already have presented XML file spec for this, in TUG2004
except that it does not cover the "Intended typesetting script" too 
but adds an "End of line" and language support

All the frontend specific data have nothing to do with that and must 
live somewhere else

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