Andreas Röhler writes:
Also: if GNU syntax.el exists as a section in XEmacs syntax.el, it
should be easier to apply possibly patches from GNU.
Not in my experience. It's better to maintain our tree organization
than to measure out the rope, tie a knot, and stick our head in the
loop by trying to make it *mechanically* easy to move code from GNU to
XEmacs. Semantically, the two programs are often subtly different,
especially at low levels.
Specifically, I personally paid a very high price for somebody else's
half-assed synch of the syntax-table property. (That person proceeded
to just disappear, and was not available to fix his own undocumented
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