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Re: xref-find-matches and stuff

From: Helmut Eller
Subject: Re: xref-find-matches and stuff
Date: Mon, 04 May 2015 11:17:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, May 04 2015, Dmitry Gutov wrote:

> - Add the xref-find-matches command (as well as a corresponding
> backend action), for project-wide string searches (hopefully with
> regexp support). That probably doesn't sound as exciting as the
> existing commands, but it will be "Grep in a new UI", and it will
> eliminate the "select the directory" step.

With a separate xref-find-matches command it would make sense for
xref-find-apropos to work more like the normal apropos, with doc-strings
and such.  Ideally use the same UI as Elisp's apropos.
> - Further, using the same data we could implement "search and
> replace", in the same way as xref-find-references can get us to
> "rename".

If we're going to modify something then location info better be super


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