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Re: Elisp LSP Server

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Elisp LSP Server
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 16:53:48 +0300

> From: Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com>
> Cc: philipk@posteo.net,  rms@gnu.org,  psainty@orcon.net.nz,
>   emacs-devel@gnu.org,  joaotavora@gmail.com,  mardani29@yahoo.es,
>   agzam.ibragimov@gmail.com
> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 21:37:09 +0800
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> > How can it NOT find any users in Emacs?  We edit Lisp all the time,
> > don't we?  Shouldn't advanced features for indentation, syntax
> > highlight, refactoring, etc. of Emacs Lisp programs be very welcome in
> > Emacs?
> Yes, but what the OP proposed was not to implement these new features in
> Emacs, but instead to expose existing features such as imenu to other
> programs by making Emacs act as a language server implementing the
> language server protocol.

And Emacs itself couldn't be that server's client?

> It would be nice if Emacs does gain the advanced features you mentioned
> above, but they shouldn't be implemented as a language server, and
> either way that's not what the OP was proposing.

They should be implemented in Emacs, but the data necessary for the
implementation is supposed to come from the language server.  Right?

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