Hi Mosè,

Mosè Giordano <m...@gnu.org> writes:

> 2016-10-15 14:53 GMT+02:00 Arash Esbati <arash.esbati...@gmail.com>:
>> That was also was my first answer, but then I realized that biblatex.el
>> doesn't have support for natbib compat macros (cf. biblatex manual,
>> §3.8.9 natbib Compatibility Commands).  I asked Travis to file this bug
>> report (thanks btw), I think the appended patch fixes the issue.  It is
>> mostly taken from natbib.el, function `LaTeX-biblatex-natbib-note-args'
>> is a modified version of `natbib-note-args' and I think that `(when
>> TeX-arg-cite-note-p' is not really needed, but I didn't touch it since
>> it doesn't hurt either.
> Why copying most of natbib.el instead of running the corresponding
> hook?

I considered that, but dropped the idea because of various reasons:
natbib does not have uppercase version of the commands (e.g. \Citep), I
had to include them in biblatex.el anyway.  Other commands like
\citeauthor are already in biblatex.el and I didn't want to go for a
possible clash.  As a personal note, I'm not really happy with the
function `natbib-note-args' which inserts a pair of brackets when pre
and post notes are omitted:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---

  author    = {Leslie Lamport},
  title     = {LaTeX - {A} Document Preparation System: User's Guide
               and Reference Manual, Second Edition},
  publisher = {Pearson / Prentice Hall},
  year      = {1994},
  isbn      = {978-0-201-52983-8},
  timestamp = {Fri, 08 Apr 2011 18:21:00 +0200},



Eval (setq TeX-arg-cite-note-p t)

Hitting `C-c C-m RET citep RET RET lamp RET RET' inserts
%     ^^
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

And finally, I was reluctant to load a style where the respective
package is marked "incompatible".

I don't have a strong opinion on this.  We can proceed with whatever you
think fits better.

Best, Arash

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