Re: ITP: sather-elisp
On Aug 11, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 11-Aug-00, 06:52 (CDT), Eray Ozkural <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Is there other emacs modes packaged seperately and how are they named?
> > >
> > Yes, to name a few:
> > ada-mode - Ada mode for Emacs and XEmacs
> > debview - Emacs mode for viewing Debian packages
> > tdtd - Emacs major mode for editing SGML and XML DTDs
> > psgml - An Emacs major mode for editing SGML documents.
> The difference is that these are standalone add-ons, while the sather
> one is part of the upstream source; splitting it out seems a bit much:
> how big is it (relative to the main sather package)?
> (And I, for one, would not object to debview being folded into dpkg.)
python-elisp is built from the python source package; however, it
could be a separate source package because it is separate from Python
proper (Python releases include python-mode.el, but Barry Warsaw [who
also maintains cc-mode, IIRC] releases interim versions as well).
I guess the fundamental problem is what do you do about byte
compilation if the "big package" is installed but one of the emacsen
isn't. Maybe the emacs policy has something to say here...
elisp package updates (like TeX updates and a few others) can be a
pain in the ass on slow machines (86, m68k); holding the *-elisp
packages is nice when tracking unstable for that reason. I don't know
if that makes sather-elisp reasonable, though.