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Re: State of the CEDET merge

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: State of the CEDET merge
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:21:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (darwin)

David Kastrup writes:
> 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
> myself.

The parser generators will be merged. Please take a look at the
mentioned file-rename branch[1] before speculating further on what the
merge might not include.


[1] http://cedet.bzr.sourceforge.net/bzr/cedet/code/file-rename/files

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