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From: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
To: Colin Baxter <m43cap@yandex.com>
Cc: org-mode-email <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>,
	Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: suggestion to change default org-latex-pdf-process to latexmk
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 08:35:00 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87v96v6g60.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87tumgwdff.fsf@yandex.com>


Colin Baxter <m43cap@yandex.com> writes:

>>>>>> Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus@gmail.com> writes:
>
>     > 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.
>
>     > Bruce
>
> What effect is this likely to have on people who have specified latexmk?
> For example, I have
>
> #+begin_src elisp
> (setq org-latex-pdf-process '("latexmk -outdir=%o -f %f"))
> (setq org-latex-compiler "pdflatex")
> #+end_src
>
> I assume any change will have no effect, but is this correct?
>

Correct. Changing any default setting has no impact on anyone who sets
the value to a non-default value.

If the default is changed to be latexmk if latexmk is installed and set
it to the existing default if not will only impact users who have
latexmk installed, but have not configured org-latex-pdf-process to use
it. For those who do not have it installed, it would have no effect.

If on the other hand we just change the default to be latexmk, it will
break org for anyone who does not have latexmk installed and who have
not set org-latex-pdf-program until they install latexmk. For new users,
it means needing to install latexmk (an optional package on some systems
and already installed on others).

As you can call elisp to initialise a variable, it would not be
difficult to add initialising code for org-latex-pdf-program which first
checks to see if latexmk is in the exec patch and if it is, set
org-latex-pdf-program accordingly and if it is not, set the current
default. I think this would have the least impact on all users.



-- 
Tim Cross


  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-02 22:44 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 [this message]
2021-06-02 15:43         ` Scott Randby
2021-06-02 16:22           ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-06-02 22:53             ` Tim Cross
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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