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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:21:29 -0600
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

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>     > The lookup and completion features that people want can be implemented
>     > by making GCC answer questions sent to it, as Aspell does for M-$.
>     > That change would be welcome.  I think it could be implemented using
>     > GCC's existing plug-in mechanism, but it would be better to put
>     > the code into GCC itself.
>     Could it support a "daemon" mode?
> Yes.  (Though I'm not sure how that differs, practically speaking,
> from accepting commands on stdin and answering them on stdout.)
>     I don't really see GCC itself doing that (at least, the last part).
>     It would require quite a bit of work that might be better left to 
>     third-party developers.
> I hope some of the people on this list will help implement it.
> I will try to ask GCC developers to develop it too.

AdaCore has already done it, via the -fdump-xref option to gcc.

-- Stephe

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