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FEATURE REQUEST: Make etags recognize 'ert-deftest' by default in .el fi

From: Robert Weiner
Subject: FEATURE REQUEST: Make etags recognize 'ert-deftest' by default in .el files
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2022 18:25:16 -0400

ert.el is a standard testing framework in Emacs which uses 'ert-deftest' to define test functions.  Because it does not begin with 'def', it is not recognized as a definition by etags and libraries or packages with many tests will not have these show up for navigation when using default calls to etags.

I would suggest one of two solutions:

1.  Modify etags to automatically recognize such definitions by default.  (I tried using the --regex option but had little luck with that due to it not liking an opening paren without a closing one in the regex).

2. Add an alias of 'def-ert-test' and suggest people use that instead so that it is picked up by etags.  #1 is obviously better given the number of existing test definitions that exist already.


-- rsw

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