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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 09:56:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "David" == David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

    David> Colin Baxter <address@hidden> writes:
    >>>>>>> "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.

    David> Well, your philosophy did not manage to prevent
    David> preview-latex.

Very true. I can only claim never to have used it.

Colin Baxter
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