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Re: wide-edit.el for gnu emacs?

From: William Xu
Subject: Re: wide-edit.el for gnu emacs?
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 15:28:16 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1 (darwin)

John Wiegley <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> Sounds similar to all.el (which is in GNU ELPA).
>> If anybody's interested in merging those, that would be very welcome,
> all.el, grep.el, compile.el, occur.el, moccur.el, etc., they all fit the same
> pattern:

And also wdired.el...  

>   - Display a list of locations in a buffer, along with description text
>     related to that location.
>   - The ability to press C-c C-c on a listed location and be taken there.
>   - The ability to navigate locations from any buffer, e.g. C-x `.
>   - Some have the ability that if the display text for a location is modified,
>     that change can be reflected back to the origin and made persistent.

> I can see the potential for unifying all of these various modes, into a
> hits.el or something.  All we would need is text properties on every line with
> sufficient information for traversal and persistence of changes.  Then we
> could do away with a lot of duplication (even within core Emacs as it stands
> today).
> John


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