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Re: State of the CEDET merge

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: State of the CEDET merge
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:01:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup writes:
> David Engster <address@hidden> writes:
>> Lluís writes:
>>> In fact, I'm only tracking changes introduced in Emacs. But not those
>>> introduced after my last merge for a specific file (these will have to
>>> be manually re-checked).
>>> Changes in the cedet trunk should be automatically merged when I merge
>>> the branch.
>> I must admit I don't fully understand the 'file-rename' branch,
>> especially at what point you would call this branch "finished". Could
>> you (very roughly) outline how you plan to merge the different versions
>> in the end? Since both versions differ substantially, I guess you would
>> need some kind of diff-file which contains the (wanted) differences
>> between the two versions, like the Gnus people use?
>>> All this, added with my lack of elisp skill, knowledge on cedet
>>> internals and knowledge on what has been changed and why, make the task
>>> a tough one.
>> It would help if you could name some concrete tasks which have to be
>> done next. I've seen the 'open_issues' file, but I don't really
>> understand those items listed there. Please don't take these questions
>> the wrong way; I very much appreciate your work you've already done on
>> the merge and the bzr transition.
> So, a number of months have passed, and feature freezes are around the
> corner or done.  Does it mean that we are finally planning to ship
> Emacs-24 with unmaintainable binary content without source code, the
> preferred form of modification?  Because that is what the compiled CEDET
> parsers are.  The grammars are notably absent, and so are the parser
> generators (bovinator, wisent and something else) and their
> documentation.

We are working on it in the mentioned CEDET file-rename branch. We
didn't make the Emacs24 freeze, but thanks for reminding us.


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