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Re: State of the CEDET merge

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: State of the CEDET merge
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 08:25:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> David Engster <address@hidden> writes:
>> We are working on it in the mentioned CEDET file-rename branch. We
>> didn't make the Emacs24 freeze, but thanks for reminding us.
> I too regret that this could not be done for the 24.1 freeze, but we
> should definitely get plan to bring Emacs CEDET back in synch with
> upstream for Emacs 24.2.  (Since CEDET was originally merged in 23.2,
> there is at least some symmetry in this).

The source for the CEDET parser generators and grammars has not ever
been merged.  "Getting back in synch" sounds like getting the newest
generated parsers into Emacs distribution, something which I have no
particular opinion about.  But whatever version gets distributed, I find
it worrying that we don't distribute the corresponding sources and code
generators along with the generated code, so that a user may neither fix
nor extend the existing functionality.

Maintenance is impossible since you won't be able to get the parser
sources corresponding to the particular version of Emacs you are using.

We are, in essence, distributing binary blobs with Emacs, and I find it
surprising that this does not seem to disturb anybody much except

David Kastrup

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