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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: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 08:14:20 +0200

On 19 Feb 2002, David Masterson wrote:

> > IMHO we shouldn't ask etags to solve all that mess, just because
> > lazy programmers didn't.  There's always "C-u M-.".
> Yeah, but that can be annoying just on the cases where find-tag gets
> the wrong tag in the usual sense.  It would be great if you could give
> hints to find-tag to help it improve its matching along the way (but
> that's another issue).

That's indeed another issue, because its natural home is etags.el, not 
etags.c.  Perhaps making etags.el more customizable in this aspect (i.e., 
which one of identical tags does it show first) would remove a large 
portion of the problem we are discussing.

> This is not always an issue of "lazy" programmers -- sometimes it's
> conflicting styles of development and problem "ownership" in the team
> (politics).

Yes, politicians are a problem everywhere ;-)

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