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Re: latex-mode hook?

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: latex-mode hook?
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 11:10:10 +0200

Dnia 2014-09-07, o godz. 20:49:27
Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> napisaƂ(a):

> Teemu Likonen <address@hidden> writes:
> > Probably you need to use LaTeX-mode-hook variable
> > instead. It's different from latex-mode-hook (note
> > the letter case difference).
> Indeed, but how so? And why?
> I always used the latex-mode-hook and it works for the
> major mode that I use for LaTeX, logically named
> LaTeX-mode:
>     LaTeX mode defined in `tex-mode.el':
>     Major mode for editing files of input for LaTeX.
> I know there are other modes for LaTeX, most notably
> AUCTeX that seems to be more popular than latex-mode.
> (To me it is not really an issue since all I need is
> syntax highlighting, basically, as well as the mode
> itself so I can setup certain options and a couple of
> dufuns.)
> Is AUCTeX what Kimble is using? If not, what? And, why
> is that called something that can be confused
> (apparently) with the latex-mode stuff?

AFAIK, latex-mode is the built-in, very limited LaTeX mode, and
LaTeX-mode is the AUCTeX's one (which is much, much better - think
autocompletion, for instance).  Also the texmathp function.  And
parsing of \usepackage[...]{inputenc}.  And more.

> Case-sensitiveness is a good thing but it doesn't mean
> it makes sense to have one "ls" command and one "LS"
> command and one "lS" and one "Ls".

I guess AUCTeX might call latex-mode-hook, too.


PS. Also, don't use \em, \bf & friends.  They are evil.  See e.g.

Marcin Borkowski
Adam Mickiewicz University

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