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Re: New Flymake rewrite in emacs-26

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: New Flymake rewrite in emacs-26
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:00:12 +0300

> From: address@hidden (João Távora)
> Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:05:44 +0100
> As discussed, I have just merged the Flymake rewrite into emacs-26. I
> did this sooner than I expected so people can give it as much testing as
> possible.


> `flymake-mode' is not active by default, so when writing Elisp, I
> encourage you to try out the new backends. Just M-x flymake-mode or
>   (add-to-list 'emacs-lisp-mode-hook 'flymake-mode).
> Of course if you were already using Flymake for C, C++, etc. Everything
> should also still work (slightly better, in fact). Let me know if it
> doesn't.

This should be in NEWS, perhaps after adjusting the style a bit.

> * The most important docstrings are in place, but the Texinfo
>   documentation (which I also rewrote considerably) is missing the bits
>   about the new API for writing backends.

We should add some minimal documentation about the new features.

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