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Re: progmodes/project.el and search paths

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: progmodes/project.el and search paths
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:49:26 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 23:15:16 +0300
> > E.g., there are a couple of standard ways to specify in a Makefile the
> > directories where the project's files live.  Other significant parts
> > of a project's information in a Makefile are recipes to build the
> > project, to install/uninstall it, to clean the tree, etc.  Also,
> > various standard commands, like compilation command, link command, a
> > command that creates a library and a manual, etc.
> >
> > These are all clear candidates for "project information an interested
> > Lisp program would like to extract", no?
> I can't easily answer that. What's the use for "command that creates a 
> manual" (even setting aside the fact that not all projects have that)? 
> Calling it in M-x project-create-manual, a command that only does that 
> one thing?

Yes, for starters.  Building the whole project from scratch, including
the manuals, is another.  Finding out whether the project _has_ a
manual building instructions is yet another.

> Not very interesting, IMHO.

I don't understand this criterion.  I think the criterion should be
"is this useful".

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