[OS X TeX] New Macros, new Engines, new TeXShop versions, and all that

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Sun Feb 21 19:13:23 CET 2010

There is an adage attributed to Einstein who was once asked what would would be the essence of a good theory. Einstein's answer: "Make it simple, but not simpler".

David's suggestion is certainly too complicated.


On Feb 21, 2010, at 17:52, David Messerschmitt wrote:

> Here is a scheme that would achieve this (perhaps not carefully enough thought out):
> Two folders -- default macros and user macros. The default macro folder would be automatically upgraded. By convention, the user macro folder could include three types of files: (a) additions, (b) replacements (same name), and (c) removals (signaled by some agreed convention like the same name with the word "remove" prepended). Texshop at startup would determine which macros or versions of macros were desired. In this scheme you would be blindly adding new default macros with each upgrade, but this seems benign -- the burden would be on the unusual user not wanting that macro to add a new file to remove it.

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