Help with GNU Emacs syntax.el and XEmacs buffer-syntactic-context et al?
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Jun 6 05:22:34 EDT 2011
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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