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Re: Modern Conventions for Emacs Lisp files?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Modern Conventions for Emacs Lisp files?
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 23:06:59 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> I modified 'outshine.el', 'outorg.el' and 'navi-mode.el' so that they
> now deal with the special case of "oldschool" elisp headers (";;;+").

I see that the lines that match "^(" aren't treated as "deepest
headers", as they are in outline-minor-mode.

Since the format of those headers is very different, it might not be
easy to support them, of course.

> I tried this on several arbitrary .el files from Emacs itself and from
> Org-mode, and it worked. Testing several files revealed that many Elisp
> libraries did not make much use of outline structuring,

Indeed, which is why it's not worth the trouble introducing a new convention.


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