[OS X TeX] migrating from Emacs to TexShop

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 14:13:06 CET 2012

On Feb 5, 2012, at 7:15 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Feb 4, 2012, at 9:38 PM, Chris Lott wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 2:36 PM, Alain Schremmer
>> <schremmer.alain at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Feb 4, 2012, at 5:56 PM, Enrico Franconi wrote:
>>>> the power and beauty of emacs' fill-paragraph.
>>> Not having a clue and just out of curiosity, I googled "What is
>>> fill-paragraph". As I understand it now, this has to do with left- 
>>> justifying
>>> only. And, indeed, Companion 2nd says on page 103:
>> Wrong thing. What the OP is talking about is that, in Emacs, you can
>> hit M-q and Emacs will rewrap your paragraph to the selected width,
>> removing extra blank lines, short lines, and long lines introduced by
>> editing. Vim does this for me just fine; I have no idea what TexShop
>> can do.
>> I have to say, though, that I'm surprised TexShop can't do that.  
>> But I
>> also don't understand the compelling need for it. Contrary to the  
>> OP's
>> experience, I find it *easier* to exchange files with long lines...
>> the only exception being when sending email...
>> c
>> --
>> Chris Lott <chris at chrislott.org>
> Howdy,
> Seem to remember that there was a time (I'm showing my age here)  
> when input buffers were rather restricted in size and TeX, as well  
> as other programs, could choke on ``long lines''  so Soft Wrap was  
> considered a no-no. All that has changed and I really appreciate  
> Soft Wrap of paragraphs. And think of how many LFs you are  
> conserving! :-)

About three thousands.

> With Soft Wrap there is no need for being able to re-wrap, i.e.,  
> fill-paragraph, since it dynamically re-wraps as you change window  
> width. I'm surprised that recent emacsen can't deal with that. :-)

You mean, all this time we were talking about source?

Flabbergasted regards

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