[dev-context] Script files for third party modules.

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Jan 3 10:20:19 CET 2007


Aditya Mahajan wrote:
> Hi Hans,
>
>   Mojca and I are writing a module that uses a vim script to highlight 
> source code. What is the best way to "package" this module. That is, 
> where should the script file go? The ideal location will be
>
> scripts/context/vim/macros/
>
> Are third party modules allowed to "pollute" the scripts/ directory?
>   
hm, never thought of it; i suppose it is ok that way
> We have another concern while calling the script. We need to call vim 
> using
>
>    vim [options] -c "source path-to-script/2context.vim" filename
>
> This command is called using \externalprogram. We do not want to 
> hard code the location of path to the scirpt. Does it make sense to 
> add VIMINPUTS environment variable to texmfstart, to reduce the search 
> time?
>   
hm, maybe but adding a truckload of editor paths will also slow down; an 
option is to add 'vim' as suffix someplace
> Is there a way to locate the file in the texmf-tree and pass the 
> arguments to another program? I copied 2context.vim to texmf-tree and
>
>    texmfstart --locate 2context.vim
>
> gives its location. However
>
>    texmfstart bin:vim kpse:2context.vim
>
> does not load the file. I get
>
> texmfstart version 2.0.2
> kpse     : direct (forced)
> locating '2context.vim' in program space 'context'
> locating '2context.vim' in program space 'context' using format 'other 
> text files' 2context.vim is not resolved using 'system' call: vim  2context.vim
>
> What is the correct way of finding something in the texmf-tree but 
> outside program space 'context'?
>   
--program=yourtex

but i wonder, isn't the vim stuff in the context tree? can kpse find it? 

Hans 

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