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bug#16797: 24.3.50; `emacs-lisp-mode' does not derive from `lisp-mode'

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#16797: 24.3.50; `emacs-lisp-mode' does not derive from `lisp-mode'
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:11:57 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

>> This is as much a question as a bug report, but this seems a better
>> place to ask it than emacs-devel@gnu.org:
>> Why is `emacs-lisp-mode' derived from `prog-mode' and not `lisp-mode'?
> Hysterical raisins?
> We could/should probably restructure it a bit, with a common ancestor
> `lisp-mode' and then have scheme-mode, emacs-lisp-mode, and
> common-lisp-mode derive from it.
> Patch welcome (after the unfreeze),

Is this still relevant now that emacs-lisp-mode inherits lisp-data-mode
(which inherits prog-mode)?

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas

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