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At 23:02 +0200 2001/08/30, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>    > I make use of a feature that in a project that consists of
>    > several files allows me to compile each LaTeX file individually,
>    > thus saving some compilation time while writing the
>    > manuscript. I think such a system might be useful for inclusion
>    > in LaTeX3.
>
>Doesn't \includeonly do what you want?  The only problem I see is that
>\include starts each included file on a new page, which is annoying if
>this behaviour is not desired.

No: If I have a main file, then \include and \includeonly controls what
should be in the main document. By my system, I may have a main document
which is not altered while I write on additions:

Suppose one has several chapters and writes on a new chapter. Then one
still wants to access the main document for reference, while only
recompiling the part one is writing on. Also, if I want to fix something in
a part, then I can recompile only that part while doing the fix, and
recompile the whole document only when that fix has been completed.

Otherwise, I think that \include should be fixed so that it does not start
each included file on a new page. (If it can be done -- \include probably
works that way because of something with labels, or something.)

  Hans Aberg