FreeBSD Port: ctags-5.8
mathias at monnerville.com
Thu Oct 31 13:11:17 UTC 2013
Debian-based distros have a package named `exuberant-ctags`. It's
maintained by the Debian community, but I guess thoses patches are used
accross other Linux distros as well. So, they provide one ctags to users,
with some patches and enhancements (the Go support).
I can't see any downside to this patch (with a low POLA): a few fixes and
support for the Go language, which is nice :)
Regarding port's naming, I agree -devel might sound a bit official, but
thoses patches may be merged upstream someday... do you have any suggestion?
2013/10/31 Kubilay Kocak <koobs.freebsd at gmail.com>
> On 31/10/2013 11:29 PM, Mathias Monnerville wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I know ctags 5.8 is the latest upstream stable version, but I'm aware of
> > some nice patches and fixes labelled as ctags-5.9 in many GNU/Linux
> > distros. For example, Debian
> > chips a ctags-5.9~svn20110310 with the following changes (from
> > /usr/share/doc/exuberant-ctags/changelog.Debian.gz):
> > exuberant-ctags (1:5.9~svn20110310-2) unstable; urgency=low
> > * Add Go support, from a patch by Alexey Marinichev (closes: #634166).
> > exuberant-ctags (1:5.9~svn20110310-1) unstable; urgency=low
> > * New upstream release snapshot (thanks, Daniel Hahler; LP: #732860).
> > - Fix crash with comments inside strings in OCaml (LP: #554898).
> > * Drop accepted patches:
> > - debian/patches/make-match-loop.patch
> > - debian/patches/php-ignore-keywords-in-comments.patch
> > * For Python, disable -i so imports are not tagged by default (thanks,
> > Barry Warsaw; LP: #618979).
> > * Upstream uses AC_SYS_LARGEFILE now, so drop explicit
> > -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 in debian/rules.
> > * Fix infinite loop parsing vim commands, when a non-alphanumeric
> > character other than whitespace or '-' is found before the first
> > alphanumeric character after 'command' (LP: #736367).
> > It could be nice to also have Golang support in ctags on FreeBSD.
> > I would be glad to open a PR for a new devel/ctags-devel port that I
> > maintain.
> > What do you think about it?
> > Kind regards,
> > Mathias
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> Hi Mathias,
> - Brings us closer to user-expectation parity
> - More user choice & additional feature support
> - You have put your hand up to contribute & maintain it (awesome!)
> On naming:
> - -devel may sound/seem like its more official than it is.
> What is the package name in other OS's and how is it maintained? Do they
> have 'one' ctags that just adds & rolls up the patches or two?
> Also, are there any downsides to this patch set from a user or POLA
> point of view? The answer this may help you determine what course of
> action to take
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