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[AUCTeX-devel] Re: Interface of kpathsea file search

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: Interface of kpathsea file search
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 20:17:35 +0100
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* David Kastrup (2005-11-23) writes:

> Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:
>> Okay, in order to fix the former bug I can add a
>>     ("sty" "${TEXINPUTS}" '("sty"))
>> to `TeX-kpathsea-format-alist',
> More likely ${TEXINPUTS.latex}.


>> but I am not really feeling comfortable with this because it is a
>> misuse of the variable and the interface of
>> `TeX-search-files-kpathsea'.
> Actually, I can't see the misuse here.  Looks like the intended use to
> me.

As far as I understand the variable's doc string and intention the
first item in each element is rather something like a format as used
by the kpse* tools, e.g. as in `kpsewhich -progname latex -format tex
article.cls'.  But we are using it as file extension.

>> Sooner or later we will have to do this right.
> Well, that is the mantra of AUCTeX altogether.



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