piping DVI, who is Tom Rokicki ?
will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Jul 19 16:02:18 CEST 2019
markdown and the web math thing came up in the greater context of the
conference if memory serves.
Yes, a server version of TeX makes sense for a lot of projects.
On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM Mike Marchywka <marchywka at hotmail.com>
> On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:04:07AM -0400, William Adams wrote:
> > 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:
> > [
> > William
> Thanks, searching for "Tom" and reading his comments those questions still
> seem relevant although
> do you know if "markdown" or whatever the web math thingy is somehow
> related to this session?
> I played with a server version of "R" and a custom made java server and
> always wondered if there
> is any use for a server version of tex. That might sound dumb as both can
> be quite slow but the server
> I mentioned made heavy use of caching ( it was for custom ads generated in
> response to
> a specific web page irequest and whatever is known about the viewer ).
> Similarly with math or even dynamic web content a lot of it is reused
> anyway and better
> caching could make even slow things practical. In my case however if you
> want to send a tex like
> source code to a browser and have it generate dvi or pdf locally client
> side then caching would not help.
> Although apparently from the commentary here a lot of markdown just
> generates requests for
> rendering by a third party and that is quite slow ( beyond roundtrip web
> latency )
> but not sure why if caching is cheap.
> In any case incremental dvi does seem to have been explored before.
> > On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 8:55 AM Mike Marchywka <[mailto:
> marchywka at hotmail.com]marchywka at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > I started looking at tex and got to texmfmp.c, finding these
> > /* IPC for TeX. By Tom Rokicki for the NeXT; it makes TeX ship out
> > 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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