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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Style system Was: Inconsistency in loading/saving .el

From: Pierre Lorenzon
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Style system Was: Inconsistency in loading/saving .el files
Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 13:57:19 +0200 (CEST)

Hi David,

From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Style system Was: Inconsistency in loading/saving 
.el files
Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 12:14:47 +0200

> Pierre Lorenzon <address@hidden> writes:
> > Hi Ralf,
> >
> > I had       a look at your patch : that exactly what I had in mind
> > ; except that I would have implemented more tests to insure
> > backward compatibility.
> >
> > Now this simple question: Is there a serious objection in using
> > eieio to reimplement the style system ? I personally greatly
> > appreciate developing such a system in a object oriented way but
> > if you estimate that eieio is not stable enough or to
> > complicated or whatever I know how to simulate object oriented
> > programming in raw lisp ! I have done it many times before
> > discovering eieio ! 
> We would not want to have a dependency on an external package, in
> particular when it is not copyright-assigned to the FSF.  As
> far as I

  I thought that cedet was copyright-assigned to fs but I might
  have make a mistake ! 

> can tell, eieio is part of CEDET, and Eric Ludlam was sympathetic to
> having it made part of Emacs and this may well happen in the time frame
> of a year or so.  But we are not there yet, and AUCTeX should
> for some

  So it is not completely forbidden to think about an eieio
  implementation of the style system which may become
  acceptable in a few months ... 
> time also continue to work with Emacs 21 and XEmacs (which has some
> version of CEDET in its package system).
> So at the current point of time, I would prefer not having this
> dependency.

  OK clear ! But I don't know if I will be courageous enough to
  write a reimplementation of the style system without
  eieio. If you tell me in few months that eieio is definitely
  not acceptable I'll probably try to convert my code. 


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