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Re: Emacs 23.2 plans

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Emacs 23.2 plans
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 22:33:08 +0000
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Hi again, Yidong,

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 07:40:22AM +0000, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> Hi, Yidong,

> On Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 11:46:44PM -0500, Chong Yidong wrote:
> > Stefan and I plan to begin the Emacs 23.2 pretest in the beginning of
> > December.  Accordingly, we will be imposing a freeze on new features
> > (i.e., anything that is not a bugfix) within the next few weeks.  The
> > target for Emacs 23.2 is March next year; as usual, the actual release
> > will depend on how pretesting goes.

> > If you are planning to make any significant changes to the tree, please
> > let us know ASAP (i.e. now), so that we can plan/comment accordingly.

> Yes.  I am enhancing CC Mode's function `c-parse-state' so that it can
> handle "brace deserts" (source files with few or no braces) at a
> tolerable speed.  Currently, (in a file supplied by Dave Milter, who
> reported the bug), scrolling back a screen from EOB takes several
> seconds.

> This change involves ~1200 new lines of code in cc-engine.el, and is
> about "99% complete".  I anticipate commiting it in a few days time,
> before the end of the month.

I am still expecting to commit this by the end of the month.  I have
been working intensely on finishing it off, including intensive testing.
Please give me a chance to commit before actually setting the pretest


Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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