Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
David Kastrup quotes Artemio Gonzalez:
> > That's due to a bug in XEmacs 21.5 related to the function
> > `with-syntax-table' I reported over two years ago to the XEmacs
The syntax table stuff is unlikely to get fixed by XEmacs core
developers until Ben returns, because it hooks into various processes
at a rather low level. If somebody wants to invest in studying that
stuff and produce a patch, I'd be happy to review.
> So Artemio, you might want to add your voice to this problem getting
Inciting to riot should be beneath you, David. But be my guest: I
have plenty of nagging voices in my head, but I've learned to ignore
them. I can ignore one more.
Patches, however, are welcome, and will get attention.
> I am copying this mail to the XEmacs developer list in order to remind
> them of this problem, but my own track record in getting things fixed
> in XEmacs that I complain about is abysmal,
That's true of everybody. XEmacs is a user-supported project; things
get fixed when people contribute fixes. All you contribute, though,
is abuse. More abuse? No, thank you.
Patches, however, are welcome.
I'm sorry to report that the new font locking scheme in auctex still
doesnt' work at all in xemacs 21.5.27. I am attaching a screen shot
showing the problem, together with my xemacs/auctex installation data,
although from the previous thread it seems to me that you guys are
perfectly aware of the problem. I also understand that the problem may
be hard to fix. In the meantime, is there any workaround I could try?
uname -a: Darwin imac-g5.local 8.9.0 Darwin Kernel Version 8.9.0: Thu
Feb 22 20:54:07 PST 2007; root:xnu-792.17.14~1/RELEASE_PPC Power
'--disable-error-checking' '--with-ldap=no' '--with-postgresql=no'
'--with-default-eol-detection' '--without-mule' '--with-tty'
'--with-ncurses' '--with-scrollbars=motif' '--with-dialogs=motif'
XEmacs 21.5-b27 "fiddleheads" (+CVS-20070320) configured for
Compilation Environment and Installation Defaults:
Source code location:
Installation prefix: /usr/local
Additional prefixes: /opt/local
Operating system description file: `s/darwin.h'
Machine description file: `m/powerpc.h'
Compiler version: powerpc-apple-darwin8-gcc-4.0.1
(GCC) 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5367)
- GCC specs file: specs.
- Compiler command: gcc -Wall -Wno-switch -Wundef
-Wsign-compare -Wno-char-subscripts -Wpacked -Wpointer-arith
-Wunused-parameter -g -O3
Relocating allocator for buffers: no
GNU version of malloc: no
- The GNU allocators don't work with this system configuration.
Compiling in support for the X window system:
- X Windows headers location: /usr/X11R6/include
- X Windows libraries location: /usr/X11R6/lib
- Handling WM_COMMAND properly.
Compiling in support for Motif.
*WARNING* Many versions of Motif are buggy, requiring workarounds.
You are likely to experience slow redisplay.
You may need to install vendor patches to Motif.
See PROBLEMS for more information.
Using Lucid menubars.
Using Motif scrollbars.
Using Motif dialog boxes.
Using Motif native widgets.
Compiling in support for ncurses.
Compiling in support for GIF images (builtin).
Compiling in support for XPM images.
Compiling in support for PNG images.
Compiling in support for JPEG images.
Compiling in support for TIFF images.
Compiling in support for Berkeley database.
Compiling in support for DBM.
Compiling in support for "file" mail spool file locking method.
Inhibiting IPv6 canonicalization at startup.
Compiling in support for dynamic shared object modules.
Using the new GC mark algorithms (KKCC).
WARNING: The new algorithms are experimental. They are enabled by
WARNING: default for this release. Use `--disable-kkcc' to
WARNING: turn it off.
Using the new portable dumper.
Dumping into executable.
Compiling in support for extra debugging code.
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