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Re: Change in space syntax in CVS Emacs 21
- From: Romain FRANCOISE <romain@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 20:34:51 +0100
- X-ml-name: emacs-w3m
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Robert J Chassell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Presumably, you will want to maintain previous versions of w3m.el, so
> the best solution might be to put the leading versions into CVS.
I don't think this is reasonable. Many external packages will probably
be bitten by this change as well, and integrating them all into the
Emacs repository sounds like a rather poor solution.
A better solution would be to make Emacs understand the old syntax,
this way old packages could be used with the new Emacs without too much
I am wondering if this bug is really related to the space syntax changes
anyway; apparently a lot of other syntax checks were added to the Lisp
interpreter by Kim F. Storm, and I cannot get the file to compile either
with \s, ?\s, or any other solution. I have read the thread on
emacs-devel, to no avail. Maybe the code in w3m.el is just invalid and
could be changed so that it works with older and newer Emacsen?
Furthermore, please note that emacs-w3m is much more than just w3m.el,
it consists of about 20,000 lines of code in 31 files, that would be a
rather large integration into Emacs. (30,000 lines in 103 files if you
include Shimbun as well.)
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