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

Christian maillists at gmx.de
Fri May 2 14:34:14 UTC 2008

Am 02.05.2008 um 13:10 schrieb Charilaos Skiadas:

> 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.

Here is the working minimal example (the curly bracket after \url is  

You can see that TeXShop provides the erroneous passage of the code.


TM error message:
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)

Processing: ./urltest.tex

Document Class: scrartcl 2006/07/30 v2.95b KOMA-Script document class  

! File ended while scanning use of \hyper at n@rmalise.

! Emergency stop.

! ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

Complete transcript is in urltest.log

Found 1 errors, and 2 warnings in 1 runs


TeXShop error message


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