Re: Re: preview-latex 0.9.1 and AUCTeX 11.whatever
David Kastrup <dak <at> gnu.org>
2005-04-03 13:30:47 GMT
Jan-Åke Larsson <jalar <at> mai.liu.se> writes:
> David Kastrup wrote:
>> The question really is what it would buy us. "call it from
>> aclocal.m4" does not exactly like a recipe that would save Windows
>> users from installing MSYS. We still need all components, though
>> we'd pass the threshold between them at fewer times. So the basic
>> complaint seems to be "David, we hate the EMACS_LISP macro".
> Not really. What I am saying, at least, is that I see an increased
> complexity each time we get a bug report.
Actually, I try collecting the complexity in fewer places. I have to
agree that I might be less than successful. Part of the complexity is
simply that we are dealing with non-trivial problems, part of the
complexity might be my inability to come up with good design.
>> One problem is that the autoconf framework relies on a lot of
>> shell variables that are not necessarily exported.
> I suppose we could use a verbatim "export" (the limitations of
> "export" in Solaris 2.5, IRIX 6.3, IRIX 5.2, AIX 4.1.5, and Digital
> UNIX 4.0 are of no consequence in this case).
We still would need to know just _what_ to export. autoconf has a lot
of internal variables. Probably not many of them occur in the
expressions we have to deal with, but exporting something like
"prefix" in general seems like asking for trouble.
>> At the current point of time, we need the kind of glue that