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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [PATCH] When using SyncTeX with Evince, do not switch

From: Colin Baxter
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [PATCH] When using SyncTeX with Evince, do not switch focus after syncing.
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:08:08 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "Tassilo" == Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:

    Tassilo> Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> writes: Hi!

    >>> Do you all agree to make this an option? If so, I can update the
    >>> patch to accommodate that.
    >> I'm not still convinced that the patch you propose is a good
    >> idea.  Why should people run "View" command to *not* view the
    >> document?

    Tassilo> I know what Hong's referring to.  You want to view the
    Tassilo> document in Evince but keep editing in emacs, thus the
    Tassilo> input focus should stick there.

To me, and assuming I have not totally misunderstood the proposal, there
seems to be a philosophical issue here. If you were to write a program,
you wouldn't expect to view the output of the compilation as you
enter the code. You might look at an initial output but then you would
concentrate on the code before compiling again - you surely wouldn't do
both simultaneously. TeX/LaTeX is also code, so why would not the same
expectation apply? I apologise if I have misunderstood.

Colin Baxter
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