[texworks] Show warnings and overfill boxes

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 21 21:32:26 CEST 2009

On 21 Oct 2009, at 14:17, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 21 Oct 2009, at 13:59, Alain Delmotte wrote:
>>>>> Running the underlying tex tools with the -file-line-error  
>>>>> option would help somewhat, though it would still not be  
>>>>> completely foolproof. Perhaps I'll try that once the scripting  
>>>>> support is more mature.
>>>> Would it be possible to have instructions on how to use, develop,  
>>>> implement,... scripts?
>>> Eventually..... :)
>> Thanks for the help to keep the manual uptodate.
>> I give up!
> Sorry, Alain! I wasn't meaning to be unhelpful -- of course  
> instructions are needed, but I don't have a lot of free time...  
> would it be better to not release any experimental code until I've  
> had time to write documentation to go with it? Past experience  
> suggests that even without documentation, there will be some people  
> interested in exploring, so I wanted to make something available for  
> them.
> In any case I think it would be premature to try and incorporate  
> scripting information into the manual; it's a preliminary,  
> incomplete experiment, and anything (or everything) about it might  
> change. I'd like to get a few notes on the wiki soon, for people who  
> want to experiment with it, but it's better (I think) to wait until  
> we're more sure what the eventual feature will look like before  
> writing a proper manual section.

I have just posted a page at http://code.google.com/p/texworks/wiki/ScriptingTeXworks 
  with some preliminary notes, for anyone interested in experimenting  
with the scripting features.

Remember that there may yet be extensive changes to all this; I am not  
promising that scripts written for this version will continue to work  
unchanged in future releases, as the interfaces will probably get a  
major overhaul before I consider things stable.


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