[TxMt] Fwd: Latex Bundle Useability (and patch)

Mark Eli Kalderon eli at markelikalderon.com
Tue Nov 6 02:03:03 UTC 2007

> As long as we are discussing this program, I've been thinking for  
> some time now that I could speed up day to day use of this command  
> drastically by pickling the dictionaries created when I manually  
> crawl the latex hierarchy.  Given that most people don't update  
> their tex installation all that frequently  I think this would be a  
> real win.  The question becomes when to go back and recrawl?
> * After some number of days?
> * Provide a command to rebuild the index manually?
> * Look for some other marker in the tex heirarchy that indicates  
> that LaTeX has been updated...  Is there a file or a kpse sort of  
> command that would give me an installation last updated date?

I think that a command to rebuild the index manually is a good idea  
that need not compete with, say, rebuilding after a fixed time  
period. Just my two cents.

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