>>>> "Andy" == Andy Piper
> Keymaps inherit, but syntax tables do not inherit the way GNU
> does (maybe that was Jin Choi's patch, though?) I looked at
> the syntax inheritance issue, but got side-tracked. It's not
> obvious how to handle it.
Andy> So we probably need to copy then - this seems easy enough,
Andy> but why doesn't derived.el do this already?
Our derived.el is ancient. Since we handle practically everything
that modes care about (keymaps, syntax tables, font-lock) differently
from GNU, synching is a bear.
Possibly Daiki Ueno's patch (see URL) fixes, which may be OK for 21.4
despite my concerns in general (see my QUERY following up).
I'm not sure if this works at all for 21.4, I only looked at 21.5.
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