[texworks] Unwanted side-effect of <tab> : how to avoid ?

Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Jun 14 08:54:44 CEST 2011

Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Howdy,
> The command-completion file would have to be related to the extension of the file being edited and also the default engine being used to compile that file via the
> % !TEX program = xxxxx
> line. The other way to do it would simply be to have another ``magic line'' that defined which command completion file to use; that would probably be the easiest thing to do. E.g.,
> % !TEX commandcompletion = xxxxx
> with xxxxx being latex, etc. I'd suggest that the default commandcompletion (i.e., when no line is given) is latex only because that is the most common use.

Should not the default command-completion be "no
completion at all" ?  Is it really safe to assume
that the majority of TeXwork users want command
completion enabled ?

FWIW, it is (IMHO) a great shame that the default
extension  for LaTeX is ".tex" : if the default
extension were specified in the format file, we
could have had ".ltx" for LaTeX, ".ctx" for ConTeXt,
and so on, whereas in the current scheme of things
".tex" is horribly overloaded.

** Phil.

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