Re: auctex & lacheck
Michael> IMO we cannot force everyone who likes to use lacheck to install
Dirk> I guess you meant to write "to install auctex"?
Michael> No, I mean emacs. You simply cannot install the auctex package
Michael> without having installed emacs. OK, I can and you can probably,
Michael> too. But what about users who don't know much about computers?
Michael> Hey, we do get questions like 'What is mount?' from people who
Michael> start their computer life.
While that is true, I doubt that these same people ask for lacheck. Mount is
a very essential base binary. For obvious reasons, it is described in every
guide to on how to get Linux started.
lacheck is something very different, namely a very optional user
application. Before they will be able to use it, they still will have to
master installing TeX and friends.
I still believe this is a non-issue. Maybe we should discuss this in private.
Michael> Auctex may be a great package but I won't install a huge emacs
Michael> package on a small disk just to get lacheck.
Hard core (La)TeXers can also get it from CTAN. We don't have to provide
everything under the sun in every conceivable way.
Michael> I prefer more small packages over fewer large ones.
There are advantages, as there are disadvantages, for both approaches.
Dirk Eddelb"uttel http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd