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Re: CEDET merge question

From: joakim
Subject: Re: CEDET merge question
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 10:11:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> I have a question about CEDET that hopefully someone on this list, who
> has more experience using CEDET than me, can help answer (I've been
> corresponding with Eric Ludlam, but he's gone on vacation).
> The Semantic parser appears to have two major "back-ends", bovine and
> wisent, which are used to generate Semantic tags.  Does anyone know how
> crucial these packages are, and whether one or the other (or both) be
> dropped or somehow trimmed down?
> I ask because the CEDET merge already involves an uncomfortably large
> amount of code, and it's rather dismaying to see these two big code
> trees "embedded" in subdirectories of Semantic.  (Wisent, for instance,
> appears to be an entire Elisp reimplementation of Bison...)

Emacs hackers would still need easy access to these tools. Maybe this is
a further case for including something like Tom Tromeys ELPA in Emacs?
If we had something like that by default it wouldnt be a big deal to
distribute tools like these to Emacs hackers.

> (The CVS branch I'm using for the CEDET merge is not yet suitable for
> general testing; I'll inform the list when it's ready.)
Joakim Verona

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