I have been using Texstudio as my tex editor for a couple of years. And I am recently curious about AUCTex on Emacs. I am learning Emacs from literally zero. And I am mostly a writer, not a programmer, so I am not terribly familiar with all kinds of computer skills.
When I typeset latex files, my Emacs says, ''Error: AUCTex cannot find a working tex distribution.'' and it reminds me to add Library/Tex/texbin/ to my PATH. I searched online and there are some solutions. But the problem is, since I have not used Emacs before, I do not even know how to start. For example, here How to use Auctex in MacOS El Capitan? tells me how to solve the problem. But I do not know how to do it. For example, it says,
To customize Emacs' PATH one can use
(setenv "PATH" "/usr/local/bin:/Library/TeX/texbin/:$PATH" t)
But I do not know what it even means. What does it mean to "customize Emacs' PATH"? Should I use terminal? What should I deal with what is written in the parenthesis? (Most information I found online assumes some background knowledge that I lack.)
Maybe this just means that Emacs is not for me and I should stay with Texstudio or Texshop...