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Re: [PATCH] support a few of the new features of C++11 in syntax highlig

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] support a few of the new features of C++11 in syntax highlighting
Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 12:24:33 +0300

> Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 08:31:10 +0000
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden>
> > Then I guess the question is "why keep doing that?"  IOW, why not
> > develop it as part of Emacs?
> CC Mode also feeds into XEmacs.  This would be more difficult to do if CC
> Mode were an integrated part of Emacs rather than being independent of
> both.

I don't see how would this be more difficult.  In both cases, one must
checkout a foreign branch and integrate it into the tree.

> There are distinct advantages with working with a small code base on a
> stable base (a released version of Emacs) as compared with being in the
> thick of a "major war" (an upcoming version of Emacs, which doesn't even
> build all the time).

See my proposal to use a separate public branch within the Emacs
repository, which takes care of all this.

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