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bug#36313: Two installation schemes of AUCTeX

From: David Kastrup
Subject: bug#36313: Two installation schemes of AUCTeX
Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 22:45:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ikumi Keita <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> Ryo Furue <address@hidden> writes:
>> I'm utterly confused!  I thought the starting point of our discussion was
>> If the default value of `TeX-parse-self' is t, some emacs users who don't
>> use AUCTeX will suffer from extra slow down due to the parsing of some
>> directory tree.
>> Is the above statement correct or not?
> Actually, I'm not quite sure what David worries about in the quoted
> statement.
> Although I can enumerate some cases as quoted below that non-nil
> `TeX-parse-self' harms the users, they are more or less exceptional
> cases, in my opinion.  But I might be missing some critial cases.
> 1. The user who doesn't use AUCTeX opens a big TeX file inadvertently.

Try opening a TeX file via Tramp on a non-local connection.

>> So, I guess those elisp files in item 3 above are big ones.
> As far as I know, the item 3 is not the case.  As I wrote, just
> launching emacs without opening TeX files makes no difference due the
> value of `TeX-parse-self', if I'm not missing something important.

The "resident" portion of AUCTeX setting up the autoloads is pretty

> (The elisp files loaded when `TeX-parse-self' is t are not so big in
> general, but the number of them can be large instead, e.g., when the
> opened LaTeX file uses quite many \usepackage's.)

AUCTeX searches around a whole lot for finding associated autoparsed
files in relation to files it loads.

David Kastrup

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