2010-11-04

emacs CEDET

On Nov 4, 1:25 am, Elena wrote:
> On Oct 30, 2:19 pm, Xah Lee wrote:
>
> > If i
> > write a emacs book, are you likely to buy it?
>
> >     * Yes, if it's good.
>
> >     * No, am not likely to spend money on emacs/elisp book.
>
> I voted "no" because I don't think an Emacs Cookbook is needed: there
> is enough information scattered around the Internet already.  What I
> feel the lack of is a structured in-depth explanation of Emacs' most
> complex packages: CEDET, Semantic Bovinator, ecc.  which are not
> explained in Emacs' manual.
>
> A guide to setup Emacs to its best: that's something I would pay for.

yeah. CEDET is a beast. But it's also for very advanced elisp coders. Cookbooks or most programing books (e.g. O'Reilly) don't cover the really advanced things, because there's little market for it.

CEDET's future status isn't mature though. I think few people, even senior emacs developers, actually use or know how to make use of it. I think there are probably less than a hundred people in the world knows CEDET enough to write elisp package using it.

if writing a cookbook focused on emacs lisp programing, then probably a chapter introducing CEDET is proper. It also means i'll probably spend at least a month full time just to study CEDET. :)

O, and Elna, you are a emacs dev for many years right? haha. You probably can write a chapter on cedet much easier and better than i can.

Xah ∑ http://xahlee.org/ ☄

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