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Re: EBrowse obsolete?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: EBrowse obsolete?
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 15:15:16 +0300

> From: Gerd Möllmann <gerd.moellmann@gmail.com>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 13:12:02 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> > It would be nice to have ebrowse updated to support the current level
> > of the C++ language, or at least close to that.  Language servers are
> > problematic for Emacs (I can say more if you are interested, but there
> > are lots of discussions to find on the Internet): their use is
> > relatively slow, and some of them present license-related issues.  In
> > any case, we don't yet have built-in support for them in Emacs (the
> > package Eglot is supposed to be that, but it is not yet in core).
> Okay, I'm not sure I wnat to know details, after searching for a GCC
> language server, finding patches from 2017, and son on.
> BTW.  I happened to try lsp-mode instead of eglot a week or two ago.  It
> worked OOTB with Emacs' sources and clangd, which was already installed
> on my system.  The only thing one needs is a tool for extracting a
> compile_commands.json.  The first I tried, 'bear', also worked OOTB
> ("make clean; bear -- make" was enough).
> No performance problems here, also.

Sheer luck, AFAIU.  I've seen many complaints about that (JSON
deserialization being the main issue, but not the only one), and the
need to install clangd is frowned upon by GNU.  Using LSP via the
network solves that part, but it's slower, AFAIU.

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