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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] TeX-auto-save and files with the same basename

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] TeX-auto-save and files with the same basename
Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 18:39:16 +0200
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* David Kastrup (2007-05-13) writes:

> Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:
>> I've now poked around in the code a bit again and my impression is that
>> we should completely rip out the style system, clean it up or
>> reimplement it, and put it into its own file to be used by the AUCTeX
>> modes as a library.  Implementing support for file names with extensions
>> with the current basis will only make things messier than they already
>> are.  (My favorite in this regard is `LaTeX-auto-cleanup'.)
> Well, actually this is pretty much the story for most of AUCTeX...

I'm currently trying to do just that for font-latex.  But I'm still in
the requirements gathering and design phase.

> I
> admit, though, that the style system is one of the most obfuscate and
> thus unmaintainable parts of AUCTeX.

Two major obstacles for getting a grip on it are the generation of
functions and variables by other code and the fact that it is used in so
many corners of AUCTeX.


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