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Re: [Bug-vc-dwim] vc-chlog errors with vc-dwim source

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: [Bug-vc-dwim] vc-chlog errors with vc-dwim source
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:01:15 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Dave,
> Thanks for the report.
> It seems that you have emacs' ctags earlier in your path than
> either the one from the "ctags" package or the Exuberant one,
> and that its output format is incompatible.

There isn't a ctags package (in Debian), and the Exuberant one seems to
have essentially the same problem as the Emacs one.

> I've hit that problem too, over the years, and have learned
> not to install emacs' ctags at all, since it causes this problem
> and provides no benefit I've seen.

ctags is just a consequence of installing Emacs -- sine qua non!  I
wouldn't have installed it specifically since I use etags.

> Now that you've hit the problem, too, I working around --
> or even fixing -- it is more likely to get priority.
> Patches welcome,
> Jim

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