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Re: [AUCTeX] add to a key stroke: texify --tex-opt=--src --quiet %t"

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] add to a key stroke: texify --tex-opt=--src --quiet %t"
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 12:36:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Stefan Pofahl" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 5 Sep 2005 at 19:38, Ralf Angeli wrote:
>> > On 5 Sep 2005 at 14:44, Ralf Angeli wrote:
>> >> It expects the symbol of a function returning a file name.  You
>> >> cannot throw random garbage at it.
>> > What do you mean by random garbage?
>> %t
> I don't like your language, it was no "random garbage", the reason
> I choose it was, that I'm not an expert in lisp.

Well, I have at least a good working knowledge of Lisp, and %t as a
Lisp expression has quite the same meaning as !$^%& has (an undefined
symbol).  So from the view of the Lisp interpreter, Ralf is calling a
spade a spade here.

Maybe the doc string was misleading you, but most doc strings are
intended to be interpreted by people with basic Lisp knowledge, so I
am not sure whether we can, with reasonable effort, improve the
situation so that others in the same situation as you won't make the
same mistake.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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