[TxMt] TM does not consider the % sign in LaTeX

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at gmail.com
Fri May 2 11:10:57 UTC 2008

On May 2, 2008, at 4:28 AM, Christian wrote:

> Am 02.05.2008 um 09:47 schrieb Christian:
>> Hi all,
>> I really having trouble with TM. For some reason TM does not  
>> consider the % sign within LaTeX. This means I get a lot of error  
>> messages. If I comment out some included file (e.g. %\input 
>> {history}) TM still reads the file and sends me errors like:
>> Latex Error: ./history.tex:6 LaTeX Error: Something's wrong-- 
>> perhaps a missing \item.
>> The file looks at this point as follows:
>> % 	\item parindent durch Option halfparskip entfernt
>> Why does that happen and so suddenly and how could I resolve it?
> What a strange behaviour. I typeset the file within TeXShop and it  
> gave me a runaway argument with the precise position in the code. I  
> missed a curly bracket on a \url command. Thats it.
> Why does TM responds with such wrong error messages and not with a  
> precise one?

TM does not try to compile your file, it delegates that task to  
pdflatex. So does TeXShop. In theory they are calling the same  
program. So I see no reason for the discrepancy. Please provide a  
minimal reproducible and clear example.

> Christian

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

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