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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] support a few of the new features of C++11 in syntax highlighting
Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 10:09:11 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > Anyhow, stand alone CC Mode and that in Emacs have drifted apart to
>> > the extent that any such synching would usually need manual effort (as
>> > Óscar will likely find out).
>> That's the first part that worries me.
> Why?

Not sure how to say it: when two branches drift apart, you tend to get
into trouble, you know like Emacs-vs-XEmacs, or "could someone spend
time porting the C++11 support to the other branch".

To tell you the truth, I don't even know why the two distributions can't
use the exact same code.  I.e. why did the two branches drift apart?

> There are lots of typographical differences though (like reformatted
> comments, spelling corrections, minor stylistic changes) which throw
> off the patching.

So the "drift" is about cosmetic details?  Why?  Sounds like masochism
to me.


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