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

Christian maillists at gmx.de
Fri May 2 14:40:44 UTC 2008

```Am 02.05.2008 um 16:34 schrieb Mark Eli Kalderon:

>>>> 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.
>
> Well, differences can arise because of the preference settings in
> the latex bundle (assuming that they are not overridden by a TeX
> directive at the start of the document) and by using a different
> engine in TeXShop. Check to see if the engine corresponds to your
> preferences in the latex bundle in TM (option command ,). Best, Mark

Engines:

TeXShop: pdftex
TM: pdflatex

Does this make any difference?

Christian

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