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Re: forward-sexp when on a floating point number

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: forward-sexp when on a floating point number
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:02:40 -0800
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>>>>> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> My suggestion is to *extend* syntax-table, such that (aref
> <syntax-table> <char>) can return another syntax-table (IOW another
> state in the FSM, because the char we just considered is part of a token
> but that token isn't complete yet).

That sounds like a pretty elegant extension, actually.

> I largely agree. The main reason why it didn't turn out that way for many of
> the features I added is that I wanted to make use of them, and since most of
> the packages I work on (and use) are in core, I couldn't make use of those
> new features in them until that new feature is in core.

Makes sense. I love you for adding pcase. :)

> It's also part of the motivation to try and bring GNU ELPA and core closer
> together (either by exporting core packages to GNU ELPA like we have now, or
> by including GNU ELPA packages into core like we want to do but still
> haven't done).

I think the tight GNU ELPA integration will be for 26.x, which means we can
focus on making that happen once we feel 25.1 is getting ready.

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