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Re: progmodes/project.el and search paths

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: progmodes/project.el and search paths
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:02:11 -0500
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Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden> writes:

> On 08/04/2015 10:49 PM, Stephen Leake wrote:
>> I suggest adding "and Emacs core functions", to emphasize that grep etc
>> should use the project facilities, and also mention existing backends:
> I don't particularly like that. We're obviously talking about only
> some of the "core functions" (and it's debatable whether Grep is one
> of them). At least "Lisp programs" is a superset of them.
>> I thought you agreed that the compilation-mode output of grep was better
>> for this than the xref display.
> You stated that. I never agreed. I just mentioned that it has an
> advantage (each result is displayed as soon as the process finds it),
> but we should be able to implement it for xref as well, using
> generators.

Ok, so xref-find-regexp uses the project search path by default,
and the xref display; it uses a user-specified root dir with C-u.

Do you aggree it would be good if rgrep supported an option to use the
project search path? Possibly only via the command grep-project (or

-- Stephe

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