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From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: FFAP
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 02:52:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> I forgot that we already have a clean and small counterpart of ffap
>> that can be preloaded instead of ffap.el.  It is thingatpt.el.
>> With (thing-at-point 'filename) it returns the filename at point,
>> and with (thing-at-point 'url) it returns the URL at point.
> I think it'd be important to make it mode-aware, so that when you're on
> a (require 'foo) or on a #include "bar", it can find the relevant file.
> So (thing-at-point 'filename) wouldn't quite cut it as it stands.

FFAP is already mode-aware, but IMHO its code is ugly.  It puts
all supported modes into `ffap-alist'.  Maybe we should reimplement
this in `thing-at-point' exposing a generic interface for modes
to be able to add their mode-specific settings (like e.g. imenu does
with `imenu-generic-expression').

Juri Linkov

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