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Re: cc-mode fontification feels random

From: Theodor Thornhill
Subject: Re: cc-mode fontification feels random
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 19:53:27 +0200

Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

>>> Agreed.  Maybe a first step would be to get copyright assignments and
>>> include the tree sitter module in GNU ELPA?
>> If I read some of these mails correctly it seems like that wouldn't be
>> possible due to interest from some of the parties involved in the main
>> package.  I don't know the details on that, though.
> Before we start a parallel effort, we definitely should make every effort
> to get copyright assignments for the existing code.  Maybe we can't take
> the package as-is because some contributors won't accept to sign the
> paperwork, but we can probably get paperwork for a significant fraction
> of the code.

Sure - I can open an issue and see where we're at.

>> And Eli seems unhappy with what's there.
> That doesn't mean we have to start over from scratch.

No, absolutely.

>> As for making a little more concrete proposal for how to move forward,
>> would this be something like what we want?
>> - create/use c or rust bindings
> I think we'd want to link to the C API of tree-sitter.
> There's no point going through Rust at this point, AFAICT.
>> - create an elisp-layer for interaction with the parse tree
>> - hook fontification and indentation into that elisp-layer
> Sounds about right.

Ok good!


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