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Re: From etags to ctags?

From: John Yates
Subject: Re: From etags to ctags?
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 14:44:32 -0400

On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
> How do you think, does it make sense to create direct support of ctags
> format, like it done for etags now?

Sure.  And it wouldn't surprise me if such support already exists "out there".

For instance Edward Bishop's vtags fork?  He has indicated to me (see below) that he would be delighted if someone wanted to assume ownership.

I have been using vtags for years and hence have never given any thought to the fact that I get the benefits of exuberant ctags additional annotations for free.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Edward Bishop <address@hidden>
Date: Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: vatgs?
To: John Yates <address@hidden>

Hi John,
I have been using Exuberant Ctags 5.6, Copyright (C) 1996-2004 Darren Hiebert.
I create a tags file in my source tree with the command
% ctags -R .
My .emacs has
(load "~/vtags")
(global-set-key [f12] 'vtags-find);
(global-set-key [kp-next] 'vtags-next-placeholder);
(global-set-key [kp-end] 'vtags-prev-placeholder);
(global-set-key [kp-multiply]  'vtags-point-to-placeholder)
Let me know if you have any questions.

On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 6:27 PM, Edward Bishop <address@hidden> wrote:
Got busy today, I'll try to get to it tomorrow.

On Saturday, August 24, 2013, Edward Bishop wrote:
Oops, I meant to say etags compatibility, not gtags compatibility.

On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Edward Bishop <address@hidden> wrote:
Hi John,
I would be delighted if someone would take ownership!
I have a couple of versions. At one point I was trying to maintain compatibility with gtags but that was a nightmare. What I use now is a simpler stripped down version. I'm on the road right now, but I'll send you the latest when I get home tomorrow.

On Saturday, August 24, 2013, John Yates wrote:
Do you have a version more recent than 1.6?  Would you mind if someone else
took more public ownership?


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