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Re: [PATCH] Flymake support for C/C++

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Flymake support for C/C++
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:33:39 +0300

> From: Reuben Thomas <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:15:52 +0100
> Cc: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>, João Távora <address@hidden>, 
>       Sami Kerola <address@hidden>, address@hidden, Alan Mackenzie 
> <address@hidden>, 
>       Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>, address@hidden, 
>       Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
>  I don't understand: Flycheck is an external package; why should we
>  prefer it to Flymake, assuming that the latter will become supported
>  well by the built-in major modes?
> ​See 

That compares with the old Flymake.

> And I suggested precisely bundling Flycheck with Emacs.​

Is this likely to happen?  The comments here seem to be clear evidence
to the contrary:


> ​Because with Flycheck this is already accomplished. Why not work instead on 
> things that Emacs lacks?​
> There are already far too many duplicated packages, leading to duplicated 
> maintenance effort.

See above: the Flycheck developers seem to be unwilling to work with
this project.  Having a good bundled alternative could very well
become a better one.

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