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Re: Bug#336400: emacs-goodies-el: please add xdvi-search.el

Thanks for joining the discussion Frank.

Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> wrote:

> Peter S Galbraith <psg@debian.org> wrote:
> >> > > Since LaTeX supports source specials and the xdvi in current Debian
> >> > > versions support forward and backward searching, it would be a very good
> >> > > addition if the file xdvi-search.el could be added to the package
> >> > > emacs-goodies-el.
> >> > > 
> >> > > The xdvi-search.el file can be obtained from:
> >> > > <http://xdvi.sourceforge.net/xdvi-search.el>.
> >> > 
> >> > Thanks.  This would be useful to me also as I also use LaTeX.
> What does this file offer that AUCTeX doesn't?  Is this for the standard
> TeX mode?  Does anybody really use the standard TeX mode?

Now that's funny.  I'm not an AucTex power user at all.  I don't tend to
use the mode to run latex and bibtex on the file I edit (I use it mainly
for font-lock, not too surprisingly).  Now I see what I've been missing
out on.  So yes, once you turn on `source specials' in auctex then
viewing will display the current point (approximately anyway).

So given that fact, should I:

    1- Forget all about xdvi-search.
 or 2- Include it in emacs-goodies-el, but document in the Info file that
       this can also be done using auctex exclusively.

The second option might serve to advertise auctex to potential new
users, so I'd vote for that.


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