[plt-scheme] SLaTeX: getting it to work

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Sun Nov 9 16:54:27 EST 2008

That's my guess too, fwiw. I think you have to run slatex from the
same directory where the latex file lives.


On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 3:23 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
>> I played around a bit more and found that the location
>> of the .tex file is actually the key: if it's exactly in the PLT/ directory
>> it works fine, but anywhere else and SLaTeX exits pretending to be done
>> without having generated any .Z files.
>> For example:
>> C:\Program Files\PLT>slatex --no-latex C:/Users/Bas/Documents/quick.tex
>> SLaTeX v. 20050609
>> typesetting code[quick.tex]done
>> This results in no .Z files being generated. I've tried putting the .tex
>> file different folders and different ways of typing the path towards
>> quick.tex (e.g., forward slashes, backward slashes, double backward slashes,
>> surrounding by double quotes) but this made no difference. However, a typo
>> in the path does result in an error, so SLaTeX really does find the file, it
>> just doesn't do anything with it.
> I made a conjecture...I'm less sure of it now, but I'll throw it out
> there anyway.
> I wonder if the difference *is* in the pathname.  I suspect that you
> haven't hit on the magical combination that undergoes translation and
> still makes sense inside Scheme.  My guess is that this:
>> C:\Program Files\PLT>slatex --no-latex quick.tex
>> SLaTeX v. 20050609
>> typesetting code[slatex.sty]....done
> works not because of the location of quick.tex, but rather because you
> are specifying quick.tex without any path prefix.
> (I was going to conjecture that it was because you were providing an
> *absolute* pathname, but I went back through this thread just now and
> noticed you did once try with a relative pathname...so maybe my
> conjecture is off.  Still, if you were try to try the PATH setting I
> suggested earlier, and try running SLaTeX from a "harmless" directory,
> and still get the error, that would be helpful to know.  Also if you
> have access to an XP system, too...)
> Shriram
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