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Re: web-mode.el

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: web-mode.el
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:46:06 +0200

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Chong,
>> Thanks, this looks interesting.  The problem with nXhtml mode (and
>> php-mode) is that we've had a hell of a time trying to get the copyright
>> assignments to get them incorporated into Emacs, and at this point I've
>> given up.
> Is there a particular reason that multi-mode is not in the list?
> http://www.loveshack.ukfsn.org/emacs/multi-mode.el
> I reviewed the packages dealing with this problem recently, and this one
> looks most well-written, if probably outdated.
> And if we believe the copyright notice, copyright assignments are
> already in place. Provided it's a viable candidate, I might see what I
> can do to bring it up-to-date.

Please see my comments about mumamo.el. It is not possible to write
something that works for all cases with the current Emacs. nXhtml
includes a rather large test-suite where you can see some of the
problems. It should be rather easy to change this test suite to run
with for example multi-mode.el. If you do that I think you will get a
better view of what works and what does not work.

However it might not be worth the trouble. The real problem lies in
the Emacs C core. Parsing functions can currently not be stopped from
parsing things outside of the major mode chunk they belong too.
(mumamo.el goes a long way to try to address this problems as far as
possible. That makes the code quite complicated. A rewrite of the C
core makes things very simple. In addition to this rewrite of the
scheduling functions to add suitable tools for handling chunk finding
might be necessary, but that is much simpler.)§

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