LATEX-L Archives

Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project


Options: Use Forum View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Frank Mittelbach <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 23 Dec 1996 20:10:35 +0100
text/plain (24 lines)
Hans Aberg writes:
 >   Even though TeX is a single pass compiler, multiple passes can be made by
 > reading a file several times.
 >   So I suggest one might consider adding this as a feature of LaTeX3:
 >   For example, if one wants to automate the LaTeX standard two-pass
 > compile, the environment "document" data would be put in a special file,
 > which is read twice; if this feature is chosen, the first pass could then
 > be done without actual typesetting, making it faster.

i fear that i don't understand what you mean. what "data" can be put
into a special file? most of the reason why you need the typesetting
several times (and it might be even more than two) is to gather
information from the visual context of the document, eg \pageref can
only report the correct number if everything up to that point is
already correctly typeset.

can you explain a little bit what you have in mind?

and merry Xmas to everybody