[texhax] LaTeX enhancement

Jay Hammond homemade at homemade.free-online.co.uk
Thu Sep 9 10:46:27 CEST 2004

Subject:        	Re: [texhax] LaTeX enhancement
From:           	"William F. Adams" <wadams at atlis.com>
To:             	texhax at tug.org
Date forwarded: 	Wed, 08 Sep 2004 17:28:24 +0100

> I think the development done on dvichop for instant preview in auctex
> (David Kastrup's project --- not 100% sure on the name) might be used
> for this.
> William

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Your "instant preview" triggered something:
I have seen Jonathan Fine demonstrate an interactive (La)TeX & Emacs  
with just the extension required.  The TeX engine remains in memory  
& runs as a service (probably on a Linux box),  processing its input 
& spitting out chunks of dvi. There are papers Jonathan Fine  has 
written on it, possibly in TUGBOAT.   The source code may be 
available. He went to considerable trouble to allow a  source to be 
re-processed in fragments. Not necessary in the enquiry that started 
this thread. JF says the cost of loading TeX on an Intel box is large 
(orders of magnitude)  compared to the processing time for a TeX 
source that will likely generate about a page of text. So eliminating 
80K loads could be a useful saving

Jay Hammond

Jay Hammond
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