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Re: Change in space syntax in CVS Emacs 21

Robert J Chassell <bob@rattlesnake.com> 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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