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Keywords (was: Emacs-23 release branch)

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Keywords (was: Emacs-23 release branch)
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:36:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

> TZ> I also propose that we treat categorizing packages and creating a useful
> TZ> package taxonomy as a process, like code review and bug fixes.  It
> TZ> should be done both as a periodic review and every time new packages are
> TZ> introduced.
> Also see the "tags for functions" thread from a while ago, for instance
> message ID <address@hidden>.

I think tags for functions are necessary only for core functions, i.e.
files likes simple.el and subr.el can't have useful file-level keywords.
They are a collection of diverse functions where it's difficult to find
the necessary function.

> Package categories would logically assist in tagging and searching for
> the package's functions by providing a stable category path in
> addition to the free-form function tags.

Please note the terminology.  A tag is a non-hierarchical free-form term.
In Emacs a keyword not registered in `finder-known-keywords' is really
a tag.  To extend Emacs keywords we could take a well-established taxonomy
like Debian package tags and add to the Emacs taxonomy in finder.

Juri Linkov

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