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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Harmonizing biblatex and natbib styles

From: Arash Esbati
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Harmonizing biblatex and natbib styles
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:12:57 +0100
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Arash Esbati <address@hidden> writes:

> I *touched* natbib.el and updated it to v8.31b of the package (diff is
> attached).
> I would like to harmonize the compat mode in biblatex.el and natbib.el
> itself.  The main issue is this comment in natbib.el:
>     ;; The number in the cdr of the following list indicates how many
>     ;; optional note arguments we consider useful.
>                                   ^^^^^^^^
> For instance, \citet takes 2 optional arguments, but natbib.el offers
> only 1 for completion, but adds 2 to fontification.  Reftex OTOH offers
> both when invoked with `C-u C-['.  I do understand the rationale behind
> this decision, but it is not really consistent over the different files.
> WDYT, should AUCTeX strictly stick with the way macros are defined or do
> we accept some variations in order to make things more user friendly?  I
> have a preference for `all or nothing'.

Following up myself, I rethought this issue and I decided to leave it as
is.  I think the annoyance factor will be greater over time.  I've
pushed an update to natbib.el catching up to version 8.31b of the

Best, Arash

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