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

From: gojjoe
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [PATCH] When using SyncTeX with Evince, do not switch focus after syncing.
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:41:34 +0200
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Hi Colin,

On 2017-08-26 10:08, Colin Baxter wrote:
> 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.

It's code but also and foremost a typographic tool. When finishing to 
latex-typeset a document – and "finishing" can take quite some time in itself – 
I think it's inevitable to alternately compile and check the output 
continuously, to see if some parts of text look better in a certain disposition 
or another, or to find the best position for that important figure. Especially 
if you know the text will be printed. Not even auctex's preview can help for 
this; its purpose is different. I'm sure this is the case for most latex users, 
or for many of them at least.


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