bugtex4ht - Bugs: bug #276, avoid multiple runs of latex

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bug #276: avoid multiple runs of latex

Submitted by:  Karl Berry <karl>
Submitted on:  Tue 29 Mar 2016 01:54:02 AM EEST  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Open

Tue 29 Mar 2016 04:58:54 PM EEST, comment #1:

make4ht and tex4ebook support --mode option, which can influence the compilation. If user doesn't provide his own build file, a default one is used:

if mode=="draft" then

As the build file is a Lua script, I can imagine tat it shouldn't be so hard to add some function which would compute checksums for selected files, compare these with checksums from previous runs of given command (latex, biber, xindy, etc.) and run it only when checksums changed.

Michal Hoftich <michal_h21>
Project Member
Tue 29 Mar 2016 01:54:02 AM EEST, original submission:

re http://tug.org/pipermail/tex4ht/2016q1/001414.html

don't think we need to turn tex4ht into another latexmk or texi2dvi, but the scripts could easily have some kind of option to run the latex+tex4ht+t4ht command just once, which a higher-level script could more easily make use of.

(among many, many, many, other things to tweak in the scripts.)

Karl Berry <karl>
Project Administrator


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