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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 16:32:39 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>>> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>>> Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:04:04 +0100
>>> > I actually don't understand why are we talking about compilers as the
>>> > only viable infrastructure for the features being discussed.
>>> It's basically the UNIX philosophy to employ dedicated tools for the job
>>> they have been written for.
>> I'm not at all sure this philosophy is applicable to the issue at
>> hand, or to complex interactive environments the kind of Emacs in
>> general.  We are a long way from the classic batch-mode Unix pipeline,
>> where (AFAIK) this philosophy originated.
> [...]
> Well, I tried summarizing my view of the situation, and you summarized
> yours.  We arrive at different conclusions from what appears like the
> same information.  But I suppose we have a sufficient amount of
> summaries to have people wanting to take some action see what may and
> may not work to take them where.

Regarding the dump-xref angle: it would appear that the respective
building blocks are described here:


and that the code is, in one form or the other, in the GCC repository

David Kastrup

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