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Re: Automatic (e)tags generation and incremental updates

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Automatic (e)tags generation and incremental updates
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:09:06 +0200

> Cc: tom@tromey.com, emacs-devel@gnu.org, philipk@posteo.net,
>  john@yates-sheets.org
> From: Dmitry Gutov <dgutov@yandex.ru>
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 03:49:49 +0200
> On 11.01.2021 16:53, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> Or if you 'M-x visit-tags-table' before having one auto-generated.
> > 
> > I meant both the generation and the usage.  Can we prompt the user in
> > both cases if the current buffer doesn't tell us where the tags table
> > should be?
> Okay, would we prompt for an existing, bespoke TAGS file, or for a 
> project directory to auto-generate tags from?
> The latter case means we'd basically mark that project as the "default" 
> for the purposes of etags-regen until the end of the current session.
> It wouldn't include tags from any of the project-less files, though. But 
> if you were only thinking about non-file-visiting buffers, that's not a 
> problem.

I was indeed thinking about buffers that don't visit files.

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