Howdy again all.
I just discovered another semi broken package in the recent SUMO release:
[ Apparently I should have been checking out some of these changes while they
were still in pre-releases. :) ]
It looks like a new whitespace.el has been added to apparently replace the
whitespace-mode.el since the former is supposedly a superset of the latter,
however it is not.
AFAICT the new one (whitespace.el, snagged from FSF apparently) only
highlights "bogus" whitespace (i.e. stuff that it wants to clean up, like
trailing whitespace) whereas the original whitespace-mode.el will highlight
all tabs and/or spaces in the file (I use it for showing tabs in Makefiles,
tab deleminted data files, etc).
So now whitespace-mode doesn't exist, as the prefix 'old-' has been added to
everything in whitespace-mode.el which I'm guessing was done to keep from
conflicting with similarly named vars in whitespace.el.
So...easy enough for me to work around this by manually loading the
whitespace-mode.el and turning it on with 'old-whitespace-mode' (and changing
my setting of vars for its behavior by prefixing them w/ 'old-') but I found
it a little annoying that this had changed so much. Seems to me that a couple
of minor "under the cover" type changes to whitespace-mode.el would probably
have sufficed to prevent conflicts between the two packages.
If I'm feeling ambitious later (and get a few moments to spare) I may submit a
patch to "ressurrect" whitespace-mode. But I figured this email could
possibly help save someone else who hits this problem a little time in the
Charles K. Hines <ckh(a)requesttech.com> <chuck.hines(a)baesystems.com>
Principal Scientist at ReQuest Technologies Inc. (http://www.ReQuestTech.com/
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