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Re: Tree-sitter introduction documentation

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Tree-sitter introduction documentation
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2022 21:59:00 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> Cc: philipk@posteo.net,  gregory@heytings.org,  casouri@gmail.com,
>   dgutov@yandex.ru,  theophilusx@gmail.com,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2022 14:48:45 -0500
> >> 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 :-)

Of course not.  We simply didn't have a parser before.

> >> > 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.

Let's just agree to disagree here.

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