[texhax] TeX and make

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Oct 27 18:43:08 CET 2008

On Oct 27, 2008, at 9:29 AM, Michael Dexter wrote:

> The question came up of how TeX plays friendly with make and  
> incremental
> compiling. That is, a whole TeX project must be re-built if any
> component changes or is simply "touched."
> Do any tools exist to create the equivalent of a .o object file that  
> is
> re-liked to the larger work? Else, has anyone ever voiced concern  
> about
> this and proposed a solution?

This should be doable --- make a change to one chapter, process only  
that chapter, then process the entire book once --- the difficult part  
would be tracking the number of pages in a given chapter and then  
processing all following chapters if the number of pages changes.

There is latexmk --- have you looked at it?



William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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