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From: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: suggestion to change default org-latex-pdf-process to latexmk
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 08:53:18 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87pmx36ffg.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87k0nci6dz.fsf@web.de>


"Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide" <arne_bab@web.de> writes:

> [[PGP Signed Part:Undecided]]
>
> Scott Randby <srandby@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> On 6/2/21 8:07 AM, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 4:28 AM Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> The more I think about it, I think the best solution would be to update
>>>> the code which sets the default and have it check for latexmk. If it is
>>>> found, set it as the default and if it is not found, set the existing
>>>> default. This would have minimum impact on users and allow those who
>>>> have installed latexmk to get the benefits while not forcing those who
>>>> don't need it to install it.
>>> If this were possible, I agree it would be the best approach.
>>
>> Perhaps this is a stupid question, but what about the case in which TeX is
>> installed after Emacs is installed? I do this sometimes.
>
> Is there a reason not to have the default check for availability when
> run? It should be fast and would progressively improve (one step) when
> the user installs latexmk.
>

Yes, because some people want to set specific programs. If you have code
which checks for things at the point of being called, this becomes more
complicated than necessary. If on the other hand you just check when
first initialising, users who want to can override with a simple setq.
It is also more efficient as the check is only done once at load time
rather than every time you export to pdf.

It should also be noted that the custom framework has good support for
doing it this way. You can even add code which will check values entered
by the user to verify they exist (for example and assuming they use
custom to set a new value and not just a setq in their init file). 

-- 
Tim Cross


  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-02 23:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-01 15:36 Bruce D'Arcus
2021-06-01 15:52 ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-06-01 16:36 ` Timothy
2021-06-01 16:45   ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-06-01 17:03     ` Timothy
2021-06-01 17:41       ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-06-02  5:33         ` Stefan Nobis
2021-06-02 15:39           ` Scott Randby
2021-06-02 16:07             ` Stefan Nobis
2021-06-02 16:29               ` Colin Baxter
2021-06-02 16:41                 ` Robert Pluim
2021-06-02 16:47                 ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-06-02 18:40                   ` Greg Minshall
2021-06-02 23:28                     ` Tim Cross
2021-06-02 17:00                 ` Stefan Nobis
2021-06-03  5:35                   ` Colin Baxter
2021-06-02 17:36               ` Scott Randby
2021-06-02  0:00 ` Tim Cross
2021-06-02  1:09   ` Scott Randby
2021-06-02  1:25     ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-06-02  2:56       ` Tim Cross
2021-06-02  5:27         ` Vladimir Lomov
2021-06-02  6:07   ` Stefan Nobis
2021-06-02  8:26     ` Tim Cross
2021-06-02 12:07       ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-06-02 14:26         ` Colin Baxter
2021-06-02 22:35           ` Tim Cross
2021-06-02 15:43         ` Scott Randby
2021-06-02 16:22           ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-06-02 22:53             ` Tim Cross [this message]
2021-06-02 22:44           ` Tim Cross
2021-06-04 11:28             ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-06-02  8:40     ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-06-02  1:09 ` Nick Dokos
2021-06-02  6:23   ` Loris Bennett

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