[texworks] Is there anything like to InstantTeX's IPC (InterProcess Communication) in TeXworks?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Dec 3 20:00:46 CET 2013

On Dec 3, 2013, at 12:34 PM, William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com> wrote:

> On Dec 3, 2013, at 12:03 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> If InstantTeX's IPC means what I think it means you might be able to set up latexmk to continuously look for changes in a .tex file (i.e., you'll have to save changes) and then automatically update the pdf.
> No, it's not like Textures (though Textures used something like IPC to make itself work), instead there is a facility where TeX is able to inform a dvi processor that it has completed a page (while it's still typesetting the document) and the dvi processor is then able to display the updated page before TeX has finished typesetting the entire document (assuming one isn't on the last page).
> I guess what we'd need now would be a custom version of TeX which would write out each page to a separate .pdf.
> William


Sounds like something from the days of slow processors! Since it seems to only take a few seconds to typeset a rather large book from .tex->.pdf these days I, personally, don't see a real need for this kind of thing.

DVI? What's DVI? :-)

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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