[texworks] LaTeX log parser script

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 01:50:35 CET 2012

Thank you Stefan,

The function added to Scriting is in fact very important, and has long been

I also don't have much time.

And as we both don't have much time and you don't have time even to keep
the maintainer in the loop on Scripting function things, its better that
someone with the time to trawl through messages, and commits, and C++ code,
and spend hours with the Script debugger trying to spot new functions and
properties and try to find things out that the C++ developers already know,
do the job.

It does to me however seem a waste of time to get things that way, when
a courtesy email would sort things out very quickly efficiently and

And as you are indeed so busy and can not send such courtesy emails or
discussion points to the person voluntarily maintaining the Scripting API,
then it is better that some one who has the time to waste doing it the more
difficult and harder way outlined above,  take the matter on.

All I need is a an http:// to redirect enquiries to for the Scripting API


On 3 March 2012 01:13, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 2012-03-02 11:23, Paul A Norman wrote:
> > I understand that to be a vote of no confidence.
> I hope you don't refer to my previous post, as I have very much
> confidence in you and appreciate your work on the script API very much.
> I was under the impression that Henrik's code of the LaTeX log parser
> script was the most up to date (IIRC, he also asked you to include a
> link to it on your page), so after the numerous requests on the bug
> tracker (and after discussing briefly with Henrik), I modified his
> script to (hopefully) resolve some (if not all) of the problems with the
> existing script.
> As far as the new script function is concerned: I committed it today in
> the morning before leaving to work and had no time yet to send details
> to you. However, it's not a particularly sophisticated function, and
> most details can be found in the commit message of r961
> (http://code.google.com/p/texworks/source/detail?r=961). It's a function
> (TW.fileExists(path)) that checks if a certain path exists, and returns
> the status (SUCCESS, FAILURE, PERMISSION_DENIED) similar to the status
> returned by other file-related functions (such as readFile).
> But the previous post was in fact meant as a notification that I
> introduced that new function (which, IIRC, was asked for/proposed a
> while back, anyway).
> So, I have no intention of excluding you from the development process of
> Tw, I just have quite little time these days.
> Regards,
> Stefan
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