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Re: Adding major or popular language modes to Emacs distribution

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Adding major or popular language modes to Emacs distribution
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 14:30:16 +0000

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> Another issue that already exists with major modes included in Emacs is
>> that they often differ in insignificant but annoying ways. When
>> comparing the binding C-c C-c in python-mode, scheme-mode and
>> prolog-mode, one respectively finds a send-buffer, compile-defun command
>> and a keymap. I can only imagine that with more and more languages in
>> Emacs itself, this issue would get worse (this of course isn't solved by
>> distributing the code in ELPA, but one would imagine that core-code
>> should be a bit more consistent). It might make sense to extend
>> prog-mode by additional generic modes like compiled-prog-mode,
>> interpreted-prog-mode, interactive-prog-mode, etc. to make it easier to
>> define and customize language modes.
> We should definitely make the PL modes more consistent wrt the basic
> key bindings.  But having sch packages in ELPA doesn't help solving
> this problem, because it's an orthogonal issue, right?

Yes, I was jut mentioning that if there ever were a push to include more
major modes in Emacs, that something like this might be worth

        Philip Kaludercic

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