Lightning completion and Ultra-TeX ---------------------------------- (Version 0.50 of 1998/12/21) The lightning completion package lets Emacs use "dynamic completion" on any number of things. By dynamic completion, I mean that you don't need to hit the tab key to initiate completion: once it is on, it stays on until there is a unique completion or it is turned off. This can be disconcerting at first, but once you get used to it, it is quite useful--especially when used with commands like find-file or describe-function. Ultra-TeX is an Emacs mode for editing LaTeX files (well, for editing TeX files in general, but it has been written very much with LaTeX in mind). It features dynamic completion on TeX commands (i.e., you hit "\" and Emacs starts trying to complete), as well as a few other things. For instance, it has an intelligent math mode; by looking at the cursor position, it decides whether you are in a math environment or not, and reacts accordingly (e.g., if you hit the key sequence to start boldface type, it inserts either "\mathbf" or "\textbf" depending on whether you're in math mode). It has other features; read the documentation for a full description. The lightning completions package was written by Mark Haiman and Nick Reingold. The first version of ultex was written by Mark, and then rewritten by both of them. John Palmieri then made various modifications, including getting everything to work with Emacs 19. Many suggestions were made by various people at MIT, Yale, and elsewhere. The ultex distribution files are: top directory: Changelog: A log of changes made to various parts of the package. INSTALLATION: Installation instructions. Makefile: Helps you install the package. README: This file. recent-changes.html: A more verbose, less formal list of changes than is in ChangeLog. older-changes.html: Like recent-changes.html, but (surprise!) older. lisp directory (main lisp code): Makefile: For installation/byte-compilation. aucify.el: Code for incorporating a few features of AUC-TeX into Ultra-TeX (prepared by Mark Hovey). docomp.el: For installation/byte-compilation. font-latex.el: Code for colorizing LaTeX documents (written by Peter Galbraith) light.el: The main file in the lightning completion package. tex-buf.el: The one piece of the AUC-TeX package that aucify.el needs. ultex-cus.el: Customization code for Ultra-TeX mode. ultex-setup.el: Initialization for Ultra-TeX mode. ultex.el: The main code for Ultra-TeX. texi directory (documentation): Makefile: For installation. font-latex.tex: Documentation for font-latex.el. light.texi: Lightning completion documentation, in texinfo mode. ultra.texi: Ultra-TeX documentation, in texinfo mode. user directory (user configuration files): greek.el: Typical key definitions for the greek keyboards; to be modified by each user. skeleton.tex: A typical document skeleton for a LaTeX user; to be modified by each user. textree.el: A typical completion table for a LaTeX user; each user will modify this to suit him or herself. Note: If you don't plan on reading the documentation, you can throw out any files ending ``.info'', ``.texi'', and ``.dvi''. Minimal installation requires the following: For lightning completion: light.el For Ultra-TeX: light.el ultex.el ultex-cus.el ultex-setup.el textree.el greek.el ------------------------------------------------------------------- Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (or maybe to email@example.com).
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Ultra-TeX – An emacs TeX mode with "lightning completion'
Ultra-TeX is an Emacs mode, a distant relation of AUC-Tex, with several enhancements (relative to the version it started from) and with a “lightning completion” mode that doesn't wait for a request for completion (the request is typically expressed by pressing the tab key).
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plug-ins for editors, for better (La)TeX and Meta* support|