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bug#3101: marked as done (23.0.92; Emacs manual, node Tags)


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Subject: bug#3101: marked as done (23.0.92; Emacs manual, node Tags)
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 07:30:05 +0000

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: 23.0.92; Emacs manual, node Tags Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:36:31 -0700
The first sentence of this node doesn't sound right to me. At least
it's not clear what is meant.
 
  "A "tags table" is a description of how a multi-file
   program is broken up into files."
 
A multi-file program? What program would that be? There is no further
mention of this.  I don't understand this sentence, and I cannot
imagine how it describes what a tags table is.
 
Also confusing is the part that starts "When a file parsed by `etags'
is generated from a different source file, like a C file generated
from a Cweb source file,..." To understand this (and I don't), a
reader needs to already understand what `etags' is and what its
parsing amounts to, and s?he needs to know what Cweb is (I don't). Not
to mention that it is mysterious what is meant by "a different source
file" - different from what?
 
One cannot understand this text without knowing how tags work, the
role of "source files" in that, and so on. IOW, this doesn't help; it
confuses.
 

In GNU Emacs 23.0.92.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
 of 2009-03-30 on SOFT-MJASON
Windowing system distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 5.1.2600
configured using `configure --with-gcc (3.4)'
 




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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#3101: 23.0.92; Emacs manual, node Tags Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 10:23:34 +0300
> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:36:31 -0700
> Cc: 
> 
> The first sentence of this node doesn't sound right to me. At least
> it's not clear what is meant.
>  
>   "A "tags table" is a description of how a multi-file
>    program is broken up into files."
>  
> A multi-file program? What program would that be? There is no further
> mention of this.  I don't understand this sentence, and I cannot
> imagine how it describes what a tags table is.

I changed this to

    A @dfn{tags table} is a description of how program's sources are
  broken up into individual source files.

I hope this is more clear.

> Also confusing is the part that starts "When a file parsed by `etags'
> is generated from a different source file, like a C file generated
> from a Cweb source file,..." To understand this (and I don't), a
> reader needs to already understand what `etags' is and what its
> parsing amounts to, and s?he needs to know what Cweb is (I don't). Not
> to mention that it is mysterious what is meant by "a different source
> file" - different from what?

The text reads now

    Each entry in the tags table records the name of a tag, the name of
  the file that the tag is defined in (implicitly), and the position in
  that file of the tag's definition.  If the file is a generated file,
  its tags reference the originating source file.  Examples of generated
  files include C files generated from Cweb source files or from a Yacc
  parser or Lex scanner definitions, @file{.i} preprocessed C files, and
  Fortran files produced by preprocessing @file{.fpp} source files.

OK?


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