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Re: compilation-error-regexp-alist syntax problems

From: Daniel Pfeiffer
Subject: Re: compilation-error-regexp-alist syntax problems
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 23:03:25 +0100


Roy Smith <address@hidden> skribis:

> I'm running ant as my M-X compile command, and trying to get next-error
> to parse the output correctly.  The line I want to parse looks like:
>     [javac] fileName:lineNumber: message
> An example being:
>     [javac]
>     /Users/roy/Muse/sandbox.tip/src/SnmpBugDb/data/scripts/test/DataBaseTes
> unreported exception; must be caught
>     or declared to be thrown

Recent versions of Emacs have copied a fantasy regexp, purporting to match
this, from the ant site.  Like a few other regexps in there, it doesnt' work

Since the end of last year I have developed a new compilation mode for Emacs. 
It is more robust and matches a lot more than before -- including ant output. 
If you have a CVS Emacs only a few months old, get it from

and to get an idea of what this will match

best regards

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