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Re: [AUCTeX] ConTeXt MkIV Support

From: Tobias Berndt
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] ConTeXt MkIV Support
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 12:16:03 +0000

... I could use the "context "compilation (instead of mkii "texexec") already 
before via a hack:

(add-hook 'ConTeXt-mode-hook (lambda()
(add-to-list 'TeX-command-list '("ConTeXt MKIV" "context %t" TeX-run-TeX
nil (context-mode) ))
(setq TeX-command-default "ConTeXt MKIV")
(setq TeX-save-query  nil )

Fatal error messages ... cannot be useless.

It's a petty and I have no idea why TeX users not realize that ConTeXt MkIV is 
something like the TeX of the 21. century (even Donald Knuth recommends it :)! 
It is modern, more elegant and logical in writing code and supports real XML en 
passant. We have changed from XeTeX to ConTeXt because of just that:

- simultaneously Export to XML ... HTML, epub (single source processing Web and 
- direct Lua support (LuaTeX compiler)
- powerful and smart text handling processes
- able to deal with databases
- very good weapon to produce animate and interactive PDFs
- METAFUN module
- &c.pp.

Beside that, it is progressively developed. Good, coming from LaTeX, one has to 
learn some lessons again. But for professional handling TeX stuff (at a serious 
level) ConTeXt is full of advantages.

If you guys need more input to improve ConTeXt MkIV support in AucTeX---just 
ask (but since I have been working with ConTeXt just one year, I'm just a 
little more than a newbi. Hackers you'll find at contextgarden). Since I am a 
writer not a hacker, I cannot contribute any code, sorry!

Thank you

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Tobias Berndt
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Von: Mosè Giordano [mailto:address@hidden
Gesendet: Freitag, 2. September 2016 13:22
An: Tobias Berndt <address@hidden>; auctex <address@hidden>
Betreff: Re: [AUCTeX] ConTeXt MkIV Support

2016-09-02 12:45 GMT+02:00 Tobias Berndt <address@hidden>:
> ... now it works => THANKS!

Good to know, thanks for the report!

> (cannot see any differences, yet, but I'll see)

The only differences are:

* compilation with "context" instead of "texexec"
* fatal error messages in compilation output are recognized

Bear in mind that none of the active developers of AUCTeX uses ConTeXt, that's 
the reason of the low level of support for this program.  We need more input 
from users or, even better, high quality code contributors.


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