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Re: removing bushdb related code in gud.el

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: removing bushdb related code in gud.el
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 10:01:05 +1300

 > We(Rocky, the author of bashdb and I, a contributor) would like to 
 > remove bashdb related code in gud.el.

You would need to remove references in the manual too.

 > Bashdb has been improved/changed its output. 
 > As the result we have to update bashdb related code in gud.el; the
 > version of bashdb and bashdb related code in gud.el must be
 > synced. This is not problem during emacs development stage. 
 > I'm quite happy to work on such task.
 > However, once new version of emacs is released. The code
 > synchronization task is out of my hand; even if I update the code in
 > Savannah's repository, users may use released version of emacs and
 > gud.el bundled to it. 
 > To avoid users' confusion, we'd like to move bashdb related code(bashdb.el)
 >  in gud.el to bashdb itself. So we can provide well updated bashdb.el in
 > bashdb release.
 > Any objection?

I guess if bashdb.el is always distributed with bash, and users know how to
put it in their load-path, then this makes sense.  New releases of Emacs might
break functionality but they will surely be less frequent than releases of

Nick                                           http://www.inet.net.nz/~nickrob

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