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Re: [Emacs-diffs] emacs-25 f8208b6: Document the user-level features of

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] emacs-25 f8208b6: Document the user-level features of the Xref package
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:28:18 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> No, dired-do-find-regexp cannot replace it, because it looks through all the
> files in the directory, whereas tags-search looks in the files recorded in
> the tags tables. We should have an xref-based replacement for tags-search
> and tags-query-replace, which would similarly search through the "relevant"
> files. These are currently the only 2 etags-based commands in that section
> that directly invoke etags.el. Once we solve that problem (and I think we
> should do this before v25.1 is out), there will be no reason for splitting
> the description more than it already is (the tags tables and how to build
> them are already described in a separate subsection).

Thanks, Eli, you wrote exactly what I had wanted to after reading that
comment. Yes, and yes.

> (Btw, I think replacing tags-search and tags-query-replace with commands
> that start with "project-" is not a good idea, for the same reason that
> having "tags-*" commands there is. They should be "xref-*" commands.)

And yes.

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