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Re: Bug Report (Feature request?) etags (GNU Emacs 21.1)


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Bug Report (Feature request?) etags (GNU Emacs 21.1)
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 14:29:53 -0500

> From: David Masterson <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 19 Feb 2002 10:13:53 -0800
> 
> Again, in large projects, you might run a recursive etags in a
> directory and accidently pick up both.  Given the size of the project,
> it may be sometime before you realize it.  It can be worked around,
> but it can be annoying.

In a large project, you can have multiple tags even without the issue
we are discussing.  For example, imagine a source tree from which you
produce programs that target different architectures.

IMHO we shouldn't ask etags to solve all that mess, just because lazy
programmers didn't.  There's always "C-u M-.".



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