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Re: emacs autoconf mode

From: Zack Weinberg
Subject: Re: emacs autoconf mode
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:28:37 -0500

Starting from sh-mode rather than m4-mode, as done by (which is not very
sophisticated, but it could be a starting point), seems like it might
be a good way to go.  When I've had trouble editing autoconf scripts
in emacs it was because m4-mode got confused by shell syntax.

On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 11:25 AM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 02/13/2015 07:47 PM, Harlan Stenn wrote:
>> Eric Blake writes:
>>> On 02/13/2015 01:35 AM, Harlan Stenn wrote:
>>>> Is there a good autoconf mode out there that will help me make sure
>>>> the autoconf macros are "properly" indented?
>>> Not that I'm aware of, but if you find one, be sure to post a link to
>>> it back here (the emacs file in the autoconf.git repository hasn't
>>> been touched in ages, and might benefit from improvement if a better
>>> module out there).
>> How big a job would it be to write something that did this well?
> Not sure - I've never personally written an emacs mode.
>> Would this be a good GSoC project?
> Couldn't hurt to try.
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