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Re: Relation with package authors (CPerl-mode follow-ups)

From: Jérôme Marant
Subject: Re: Relation with package authors (CPerl-mode follow-ups)
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 22:42:15 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> I've been recently in touch with Ilya Zakharevich (CPerl-mode author)
>> about Cperl-mode bugs I found in current version from Emacs CVS
>> trunk (version 5).
> Please post them here.

I will do. Last time I reported one, you told me perl-mode did not
have such a bug :-P

>> He was kind to take a look at them and found out those bugs have
>> already been fixed in 5.0 (I do confirm) and decided to stop
>> investigating further. This means changes to the CVS version lead
>> to regressions.  Now, I'm left alone with my bugs.
> What makes you think so?  Obviously someone else than Ilya must have caused

Last time I reported a bug, I had the impression noone wanted to
maintain it in favour of perl-mode. I'm glad if not.

> the changes between Ilya's version and Emacs's and it's quite likely
> he/she's reading this mailing-list.



>> Why patches to Cperl-mode have never been sent back to him?
>> Isn't he meant to be the author of the mode?
> There was a disagreement about what the code should look like (I don't know
> the specifics but my understanding is that Richard wanted some changes that
> Ilya rejected), so his version and the Emacs version are not the same.
> I do send him every patch I apply to Emacs's cperl-mode.el.

I'm happy you do. How does he react to your changes?

Jérôme Marant

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