emacs: verilog-mode versus dinotrace

Jerry James loganjerry at gmail.com
Fri May 15 16:40:45 UTC 2009

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 10:19 AM, Chitlesh GOORAH
<chitlesh.goorah at gmail.com> wrote:
> Excuse my lack of experience with emacs, does it mean we are already
> shipping 2 _old_ versions of verilog-mode ? Why ?
> Jerry, can you update the XEmacs upstream's verilog-mode ? Then the
> fedora packager of xemacs can pull it.

I'll take a look.  It looks like Marcus Harnisch updated the XEmacs
version to upstream revision 463 back in January.  He would probably
have a better chance than I would of not botching a move to revision
502.  Plus, I'd have no idea how to test the result since I am
entirely ignorant of Verilog.

Ugh, it looks like we have some GPLv2 versus GPLv3 issues with that
file.  Let me talk to the other developers about what we can do.

> However it is a bit confusing of shipping verilog-mode twice (now
> thrice with my emacs-verilog-mode package). Can't there be only one
> common verilog-mode or other .el files for both emacs and xemacs ?

No.  The .el files are the source code.  Both editors byte compile
that source code into a .elc file, but their byte codes diverged some
years back.  Some distributions have tried to share code between the
two, with invariably disastrous results for one editor or the other.
Jerry James

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