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Re: How do I use tags to go to begv_byte instead of BEGV_BYTE?

From: Francesco Potortì
Subject: Re: How do I use tags to go to begv_byte instead of BEGV_BYTE?
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2010 14:38:56 +0200

>Wojciech Meyer <address@hidden> writes:
>> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Nowadays, I think etags.el would deserve to be improved so as to taken
>>> the major mode into account, and also so as to give precedence to
>>> case-exact matches, and also to automatically try the second-choice if
>>> the first makes you jump to where you started.
>>> IOW patches welcome,
>> Here is another one.
>> `tags-major-mode-sensitive' customisation allows to specify if `etags'
>> package should be sensitive on a major mode. If so, it looks only for
>> files with the names matching entries of `auto-mode-alist' of the major mode.
>> It does not hit performance that much, if it is a problem, making a
>> simple assumption about last search would be sufficient (however I've
>> checked it on the Emacs code base, and seems to run OK).
>> BTW: Integrating etags with ede projects might be a good idea.
>> Cheers;
>> Wojciech
>Is anybody interested in this patch at all? :) (i would be glad to hear
>at least the reason of refusal or acceptance, to do the rest of the
>hacking work on `etags.el')

I have not used etags for some time now, mostly because I have not done
development on multi-file projects for some years.  But I think that
etags.el should in fact take the major mode into account.

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