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bug#25071: 26.0.50; Various Forth related improvements for etags

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#25071: 26.0.50; Various Forth related improvements for etags
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:47:45 +0200

> From: Helmut Eller <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:55:02 +0100
> On Wed, Nov 30 2016, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> With the patch, etags creates explicit tag names.  That works better in
> >> combination with tag-exact-match-p.
> >
> > Can you explain more about this?  Explicit tag names bloat the TAGS
> > files, so other languages don't use that by default, except where
> > really needed.
> Yes, the TAGS file becomes at most twice as big.  That's a minor
> disadvantage that I'm happy to trade for even tiny improvements in
> precision.

It clearly isn't a catastrophe, if doing that is necessary.  I just
want to be sure that all Forth tags need to be explicit.  Is there
perhaps some reasonably easy way to make only those tags explicit
which actually use the special characters that require it?

> > Also, it sounds like you send a patch wrt emacs-25 branch; if so,
> > please rebase on master, since that is where the patch will be pushed
> > eventually.  The test files are in a different place on master.
> The patch is against master, but I wrote the wrong filenames in the
> changelog, because I copied part of it from an old commit message.

OK, thanks.

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