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Re: [AUCTeX] Re: help write a function?

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] Re: help write a function?
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 19:59:36 +0200

* David Kastrup (2006-07-23) writes:

> Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:
>> No wonder, latex-doc uses its own set of descriptions extracted from
>> Ktexmaker2's LaTeX reference (at least that's what the source says).
>> It would be nice if AUCTeX had something like this as well.
> C-h S works for me.

This can be regarded a shortcut for a subset of `C-c ?'.

>> I don't know how the descriptions were generated, but it would
>> certainly help if there were a freely usable and machine-readable
>> database of LaTeX commands.  Perhaps we will get something like this
>> when LaTeX (package) authors will be using a standardized way of
>> documenting macros and environments the description of which can
>> then be extracted and put into such a database automatically ...
> But package authors _are_ using a standardized way of documenting
> macros and environments, the ltxdoc format.

Can I just throw a bunch of dtx files into a parser and that spews out
a list of commands with their descriptions?  I am not sure what would
be the easiest way for accessing that from Emacs Lisp.  Info?


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