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Re: Generators (iterators) for Gnu Emacs

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Generators (iterators) for Gnu Emacs
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:45:53 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Seriously: Yes, the parser could be improved. But it still would have
> several drawbacks compared to grep et al.:

> . It is slow.
> . You need to set up some kind of project beforehand so that Semantic
>   knows what to parse and where to find dependencies.
> . It will only work inside Emacs.
> . I guess that Changelog thingy will become more complicated.
> . Did I mention it's slow?

> I'm all for it.

As mentioned in my sample grep command, it'd have to parse all the emacs
and elpa Elisp files, in order to find all potential references.


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