piping DVI, who is Tom Rokicki ?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Jul 19 15:04:07 CEST 2019

As a person who remembers TeXview.app with great fondness I'll note that he
developed TeXview.app for NeXTstep which used this IPC method


and see:



On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 8:55 AM Mike Marchywka <marchywka at hotmail.com>

> I started looking at tex and got to texmfmp.c, finding these comments,
> /* IPC for TeX.  By Tom Rokicki for the NeXT; it makes TeX ship out the
>    DVI file in a pipe to TeXView so that the output can be displayed
>    incrementally.  Shamim Mohamed adapted it for Web2c.  */
> #if defined (TeX) && defined (IPC)
> On a few moments of search, I found AUCTEX which has a WYSIWYG
> like feature. This may be an ideal starting point although
> apparently it is all emacs lisp LOL. In any case if tex has
> an IPC output option that may be a big step closer to what I
> was after. Curious if anyone can comment on this socket output
> or incremental dvi or auctex as it may relate.
> Thanks.
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