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Re: What about putting CC Mode 5.32 into Emacs?

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: What about putting CC Mode 5.32 into Emacs?
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:48:22 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hello again, Burton.

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 09:34:09AM -0600, Burton Samograd wrote:
> "Michael Welsh Duggan" <address@hidden> writes:

> >> I don't want to complain without offering a solution, but in the 15+
> >> years I've been using emacs I have *never* had a problem with C code
> >> indentation and have grown to rely on it to help me find syntax errors
> >> in my code.  Why it has unreliable is beyond me when it's worked so well
> >> for so long...I hope this wasn't just change for the sake of change.

I can assure you there's been no "change for change's sake" in the
indentation code.  Have a wee look at cc-engine.el (for example,
c-guess-basic-syntax) and you'll understand why.  ;-)

> > Definitely not.  I don't recall all the performance problems the caching
> > code was added to support, but they were very real, and there were a
> > fair number of complaints because of them.  I applaud the work Alan has
> > done to attempt to improve cc-mode, although I do worry about the
> > complexity of the current system.

> Which is unfortuate as *I* have never seen or had a problem with the
> previous CC modes...  Again, this is open source and if I really wanted
> I could roll back in my own version, if I could find it.

There are old versions of CC mode available from

> CC mode was one of those things I've always taken for granted since it
> "just worked".

It will just work again.

> --
> Burton Samograd

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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