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## Re: etags in tex files

 From: Colin Baxter Subject: Re: etags in tex files Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 21:15:56 +0100 User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Colin Baxter <m43cap@yandex.com> Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021
>> 19:05:47 +0100
>>
>> I like to use etags in tex files in order to search for
>> occurrences of equation labels. This works well if the label is a
>> string of only digits and/or letters, say
>> \label{123abc}. However, if there's a colon in the label, say
>> \label{123:abc} then etags will only search for the portion of
>> the string before the colon, i.e. 123.

> Is the problem in the TAGS file, or is the problem in etags.el
> functions that search for the tags?  I think it's the latter, but
> if so, then...

>> Is there any way in which I can configure etags to recognise
>> everything with the curly brackets of a \label?

> ...which "etags" do you want to configure and how?

I don't really know at this stage, but I think part of the problem lies
with

defun find-tag-tag (string)

which seems to reserve a significant use for the colon. I'll have to
invest time in trying to understand at least a little of what etags.el
does, but as that file's commentary puts it, "The namespacing of this
package is a mess:". I agree.

Colin Baxter.