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Re: SMIE documentation

From: Štěpán Němec
Subject: Re: SMIE documentation
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2010 20:56:06 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Thank you. A few nits I noticed:
> Thanks, I integrated your fixes, except below:
>>> address@hidden @defvar smie-grammar
>>> address@hidden This variable is an alist specifying the left and right 
>>> precedence of
>>> address@hidden each token.  It is meant to be initialized with the use of 
>>> one of the
>>> address@hidden functions below.
>>> address@hidden @end defvar
>> Why is this commented out?
> Because I'd rather not document this yet.  It doesn't have a "smie--"
> prefix so it's not marked as internal, but it's not really external
> either (it's set via smie-setup).  I may want to make it internal and/or
> to change its representation.

OK. Maybe adding a short comment to that effect would be helpful, to
prevent more people like me wondering about the reason?

>>> +returns nil or an empty string, SMIE will try to handle the corresponding
>>> +text as an sexp according to syntax tables.
>>            ^^
>>            a
> Hmm... In my several years in the states, I spent a fair bit of time
> hacking on Emacs, but I didn't talk much about sexps (I talked about
> types instead), so I'm not sure how people pronounce them usually, but
> I pronounce them "ess-exps", which is why I put an "an" rather than an
> "a".  So I'd first need confirmation that it's indeed pronouced as
> something like "sexp".

Right, I suspected as much. I pronounce "sexp" as written, but I'm not a
native speaker, so I'd be curious about the prevailing usage, too. In
any case, grepping the Emacs repository only reveals three occurences of
"an sexp", all others (including all Texinfo docs) being "a sexp".


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