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Re: Unifying "foo-mode"s and "foo-ts-mode"s

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Unifying "foo-mode"s and "foo-ts-mode"s
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 15:57:59 +0000

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net>
>> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>,  emacs-devel@gnu.org,  Yuan Fu
>>  <casouri@gmail.com>
>> Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 15:02:37 +0000
>> Yes, I do understand this point, yet my impression has been that this
>> was not always necessary.  The relative complexity of cc-mode might
>> necessitate a separate mode, but I don't see why that should be the rule
>> instead of an exception?
> CC Mode means C, C++, and Java already.  If these 3 are separate
> modes, how to make your proposal work for them and for the others as
> well, in a way that is (1) convenient and easily understood by users,
> and (2) simple and safe enough to implement so that we don't
> inadvertently screw existing modes?

In some other response I have said that cc-mode seems too complicated
for now.  I agree that it is a better approach to take some time and
develop the right infrastructure going forward towards Emacs 30.  But
would this mean that the "...-ts-mode"s are to be regarded as
experimental demonstrations?

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