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Re: help: adapting your library to new M-x compile

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: help: adapting your library to new M-x compile
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 19:36:59 -0500

    - diff-mode.el:

    A cleanup is included in my compile.el.  The question is why this needs 
compilation-minor-mode at all, only to override its commands?  Even though the 
concepts don't quite fit, it might be interesting to derive diff-mode from 
compilation-mode and let that do the parsing.

    - diff.el:

    This little library messes around in internal variables extensively.  IMHO 
it should be merged into diff-mode, as it offers little extra.

I would be glad if they were merged; it is ugly to have both.
Would you like to do it?

    - progmodes/ada-mode.el: ada-compile-goto-error

    This apparently deals with multiple file-names to be found in one
    message.  This is now handled by the default compile.

    - progmodes/ada-xref.el:

    Probably mostly works.  Special setup may required a derived
    gnatfind-mode comparable to grep-mode.

It is good if these can be simplified.  We need to do the job, though,
in order to install the new compile.el.

    - textmodes/tex-mode.el:

    Parsing classical TeX output is impossible to get right.  Make TeX
    use -file-line-error-style or -c-style-errors with normal compile.
    Making this work together with comint for interaction is under
    study, and will be handled by my library.

It would be nice to improve TeX.  I will suggest that, but I don't
know if it will happen.  Meanwhile, Emacs should handle the current
TeX error messages at least as well as it did before.

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