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

Peter Gerdes truepath at infiniteinjury.org
Sat Nov 17 21:15:47 UTC 2007

```Sorry to take so long to reply, school stuff stole my attention for
awhile.

On Nov 5, 2007, at 6:16 AM, Brad Miller wrote:

>
>
> Thanks for the patch.  Can you tell me more about what you had in
> mind for this?  I can't really see how your patch helps, given that
> PyTexdoc already manually searches all the TEXMF paths and finds
> way more documentation than your kpsewhich package does.
>

This isn't to find more documentation but to find files that have
been \input into the current document.  It's quite possible that
there is a better way to do this but at least for me the program

\input{notation.tex}

where this file wasn't in the same directory but kept in my local
texmf tree so I could include it in whatever program I wanted.

> 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?
>
> Other ideas or comments welcome...
>
> Thanks,
>