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Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] Apparent overlap in printing command configuration

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] Apparent overlap in printing command configuration
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 17:57:48 +0100

On 18 April 2010 17:14, Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> wrote:
> * Reuben Thomas (2010-04-18) writes:
>> On 18 April 2010 12:49, Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> See the description of the variable `TeX-printer-list available via
>>> `C-h v TeX-printer-list <RET>'.
>> Oops, I didn't read it closely enough. OK, so the second element of
>> the list defaults to TeX-print-command. But there is a default second
>> element of TeX-printer-list already.
> Perhaps somebody thought this would be a better default for a
> configuration with multiple printers (others to be added to
> `TeX-printer-list' by the user, obviously) in contrast to a
> one-size-fits-all configuration with `TeX-print-command'.

I can't see how it is any less one-size-fits-all than simply
defaulting to TeX-print-command. It's just a different default, which
is confusing.

> There are a few explanations regarding `TeX-printer-list' and
> `TeX-print-command' in tex.el just below the "Site Customization"
> heading.  They were added by David in 2004, so he likely knows a bit
> more about the printing facilities.  David, any comment?

I'll wait for any such comment before continuing.

> Also, before we can accept a contribution from you, we'd need a
> copyright assignment for the changes.  See e.g.
> <URL:http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-assign.html>.  Would it be possible
> for you to provide such a copyright assignment?

Of course, I'm a GNU maintainer. I'll ask for an assignment form at once.


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