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Re: emacs-lisp-mode and find-tag

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: emacs-lisp-mode and find-tag
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:30:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

> Is there some specific reason why M-. (find-tag) doesn't work by
> default in emacs-lisp files? There seems to be little point in using
> etags seeing that emacs already knows where the source is of a given
> function.

Because currently M-. doesn't mean "jump to definition" but "jump to
definition according to TAGS file".

I think it would be good to provide a generic M-. (and M-*, ..) binding
that several backends (etags, symbol-file, ...) can then use.


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