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Re: progmodes/project.el and search paths

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: progmodes/project.el and search paths
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 21:05:31 +0300
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On 08/04/2015 04:43 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

I really think we could benefit from presenting some kind of goal or
vision for the project.el development.

The vision is: identify general pieces of information that a interesting Lisp program can use without worrying too much about which kind of a project it is, and add them to the API in a way that's both easy to use and (hopefully) implement.

Simply identifying pieces of information doesn't help until you have an application in mind. Which, at this point, will often imply "intend to implement that application yourself". There's no good way to verify usefulness of a piece of API aside from creating at least an quick-and-dirty, example consumer.

AFAICS, it started as a way to
standardize finding a "project root", then moved to finding "project
directories", but now it seems we are discussing a much wider scope,
something like infrastructure for project definition and possibly also

Much of the recent discussion centered on the question of whether EDE is good enough. David also questioned whether the scope (of type-agnostic project operations) is a wide one.

If it's the latter, then I won't expect to see arguments about
"complications outweighing benefits" in reference to features that are
basic for any IDE that is worth its menus.

It was a quick judgment: David doesn't seem interested on working on extracting some general behavior out of it. I'm not captivated either.

In any case, that was either a weak proposal, or a very incomplete one.

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