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Re: etags in tex files

From: Colin Baxter
Subject: Re: etags in tex files
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:20:18 +0100
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>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <> writes:

    >> From: Colin Baxter <> Cc:
    >> Cc: Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 21:15:56 +0100
    >> > 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

    > Look at the produced TAGS file: does it include the problematic
    > labels?  If it does, then etags the program is not your problem.

    >> but I think part of the problem lies with
    >> defun find-tag-tag (string)
    >> which seems to reserve a significant use for the colon.

    > How do you see its "reserving a significant use for the colon"?

    >> as that file's commentary puts it, "The namespacing of this
    >> package is a mess:". I agree.

    > That comment is about the naming conventions, not about the code
    > itself.

Ok, thanks for the explanations. I think I understand a little more. I
have discovered however that if I use xref-find-apropos and not
xref-find-definitions then strings with colons are found. Perhaps I
should have realised this at the beginning.

Colin Baxter.

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