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Re: Reify the cc-mode-common into an actual parent mode

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Reify the cc-mode-common into an actual parent mode
Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 13:51:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> Did I?

Maybe not exactly in those terms, but you did seem to come around to the
idea since there seemed to be enough code to be shared this way.

> `c-make-inherited-keymap' is not obsolete, being required for XEmacs
> compatibility.  (XEmacs is still alive, if perhaps on life support.
> SXEmacs is very much alive.)  The alternative suggested in the patch's
> `make-obsolete' form most assuredly won't work in XEmacs, yet hackers
> aren't warned about this there.

Which part wouldn't work in XEmacs?

> But the main thing I don't like about the patch is that it's a lot of
> work (for both of us), yet doesn't solve a single bug, and doesn't
> implement any new feature.  The new `c-mode-common', which isn't a
> coherent entity, is going to cause problems (and hence take up more time)
> when somebody tries to derive directly from it.  Possibly there will be
> other problems with the patch.

So you prefer copy&paste?  OK, it's your mess to deal with after all.


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