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Re: "Font-lock is limited to text matching" is a myth

From: joakim
Subject: Re: "Font-lock is limited to text matching" is a myth
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 20:04:29 +0200
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Daniel Colascione <address@hidden> writes:

> - full parsers belong in the CEDET infrastructure where they can be
> accessed via a common API
> - if this API is not rich enough, it ought to be extended
> - normal major modes shouldn't rely on rigid grammars because that
> makes them brittle. Anything that needs such a grammar should be an
> optional and preferably generic minor-mode
> (I still think it'd be worthwhile to include the JS2 parser in CEDET,
> which supports parsers not necessarily generated with wisent or bison.
> It seems robust in its problem domain.)

Small piece of information: CEDET already includes a Javascript parser
that I provided some time ago.

Joakim Verona

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