[Geany-devel] ctags - Re: In-memory tagmanager parsing

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Sun Apr 25 09:39:53 UTC 2010

On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 17:41:59 +0100, Nick wrote:

>On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:53:23 +0200
>Thomas Martitz <thomas.martitz at student.HTW-Berlin.de> wrote:
>> Am 20.04.2010 15:56, schrieb Nick Treleaven:
>> > I think we should try to stay fairly compatible with CTags as other
>> > projects use it also and may make improvements to their copies.
>> >
>> > But IMO it's OK to change the I/O functions.
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Nick
>> >    
>> Aren't Geany tags (the ones that are saved on the disc) already 
>> incompatible with ctags since a long time? At least the manual says
>> so. Or is it internally still compatible with ctags?
>That's the global tag file format, not the source files.
>> I think trying to keep things sync'd with an inactive project (which
>> it seems to be as mentioned in a previous mail) is the right way if
>> you want to keep actual progress out.
>I didn't say we shouldn't add features. I've added many myself. What I
>meant was not to start using GLib functions or making
>organisational changes unless there's a significant benefit.
>As I already said, CTags is used in many projects which *are* actively
>developed. We may be able to merge changes from these.

Sounds ok.
Maybe we can get some kind of in-memory parsing by just
modifying/extending the IO layer and try to keep changes to the actual
parsers minimal.


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