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Re: A unified project root interface

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: A unified project root interface
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:09:32 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.2.93 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier writes:
>>> I took the sense of the OP to be that the concept of a project-root
>>> deserved to become part of the core set of emacs concepts unrelated to
>>> optional packages e.g. much as file and directory local variables.
>>> Once the concept gets pulled into the core extension author simply
>>> assume existence of project-root functionality without needing to have
>>> to enable in any particular way.
>> OK, if this is something which should be available with emacs -Q right
>> at startup, then EDE is out.  It indeed is too big for that.
> It should be possible to write the code such that the project-root part
> of EDE doesn't require loading too much code.

Yes, but no matter how small, EDE depends on EIEIO, so this would mean
that EIEIO is loaded right at startup. I thought this would be
considered a showstopper, even when we clean up its namespace use.


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