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bug#18405: 24.3.93; bat-mode.el


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#18405: 24.3.93; bat-mode.el
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:42:26 +0300

> Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2014 18:04:15 -0700
> From: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> 
> On 09/07/2014 08:17 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2014 20:24:46 -0700
> >> From: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>
> >>
> >> Mind just importing http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ntcmd.el into trunk?
> > 
> > Would you mind some comments about it?
> 
> Sorry --- I should have been more specific. I wrote ntcmd a while ago
> because I was frustrated with existing modes for working with batch
> files. ntcmd uses a parser to deal with cmd.exe's very weird syntax;
> it's important to do that because cmd's syntax is highly irregular and
> using regular font-lock patterns to match it is doomed --- in
> particular, matches involving loop variables are complicated. (See
> ntcmd-forward-generic-cmd and ntcmd-forward-for-cmd for some interesting
> special cases and fossilized cmd.exe bugs.)

I've read the code, so yes, I've seen that.

My point was that I saw a few of its aspects that might benefit from
improvements, and if we are going to add that package to Emacs, I'd
like to see those happen.





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