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Re: cc-mode fontification feels random

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: cc-mode fontification feels random
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 10:04:36 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Daniele Nicolodi [2021-06-12 10:47:28] wrote:
> On 11/06/2021 22:52, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> PS: I think we can expect 99% of Emacs users have a Javascript engine
>> already installed (in the form of a web browser),
> The JS engine in a web browser and node are two very different beasts.
> The main problem with node is that it is very hard to get it to work in
> a self contained way that does not involve downloading JS packages from
> the network. I also anticipate some resistance in the Emacs community on
> depending on the JS ecosystem where licensing is much more "liberal"
> than within the GNU project.

I prefer to look at it as "how will we do it" than "what problems may
prevent us from doing it".  Otherwise, we'll never get there.


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