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Re: Tree-sitter introduction documentation

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Tree-sitter introduction documentation
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2022 14:48:45 -0500
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>> I don't think the two can really be compared.
>> Major modes have been parsing our files (and Emacs users have been
>> modifying those parsers) from the very early days of Emacs.
> Yes, in ad-hoc-ish way that is not scalable.  We want to do better by
> using real parsers.

I don't think the need to modify the parsers was exclusively due to the
fact that they were ad-hoc and not scalable :-)

>> > So let's stay focused on letting our "normal" users use the benefits
>> > of these technologies first, and care about those who want to change
>> > the grammars second.
>> Agreed.  But I think the first is well on its way
> I wish.  Witness the other thread which just started.

Funny, I see it as evidence in favor of the fact that it's well on
its way.


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