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Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] 11.85; setting command file

From: Peter Gacs
Subject: Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] 11.85; setting command file
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 10:43:27 -0400

How did I "top-post", when I was just replying to an email?

The PATH mechanism is not perfectly fine, since there is just one PATH.  
Emacs uses many executables,
each of them may have different versions in the path.
The fact that the preferable version of latex is in the first element of the path
does not necessarily mean that the preferable version of some other program
is also in the first element of the path.

Please keep the mailing list address in the list of recipients.  And
please don't top-post.

* Peter Gacs (2010-03-28) writes:

The problem with the PATH solution is that there are many folders on  
the path,
and emacs may find another one, with another tex executable on it.

No, it will always use the binary from the first location in PATH
containing the executable.

It would be all be solved if one could customize a tex path prefix.

Why should something like that be provided if there is a perfectly fine
mechanism available which has been working for decades?

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