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Re: Removal of syntax-ppss-last

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Removal of syntax-ppss-last
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:04:44 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.7.2 (2016-11-26)

Hello, John.

On Mon, Oct 02, 2017 at 11:02:10 -0400, John Wiegley wrote:
> Hi Dmitry,

I'm not Dmitry, but I was involved in the making of this patch.

> In commit 827db6b559100153fd7dcab1ecdabd9233e906ab you removed the
> function syntax-ppss-last.

There doesn't seems to be a function of that name in Emacs 25.3.  Do you
mean the _variable_ syntax-ppss-last?

> There are version of haskell-mode in the wild (such as the one I'm
> using) which depend on this function. Is there a reason you had to
> remove it entirely, or was that just code cleanup?

It was mainly code cleanup, I think.

> I ask because this might break other people, so I want to ensure it's
> a needed removal.

syntax-ppss-last was intended as an internal variable in syntax.el.  Why
was haskell-mode using it?  (If indeed it was).

> Thanks,
> -- 
> John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
> http://newartisans.com                          60E1 46C4 BD1A 7AC1 4BA2

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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