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Wednesday April 30, 2008
11:35 AM

Updating perl-mode and vi macros answers in perlfaq3

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I notice that Jon Rockway updated cperl for Perl 5.10. Since I don't use emacs I'm just getting that news. However, perlfaq3 is even more out of date. Can someone with up-to-date emacs knowledge read through perlfaq3 and update anything emacs related?

I figure the vi crowd should get the same chance too. I use vi, put without the fancy macros. Rather than try to update the vi stuff myself, I figure someone who really loves vi should get a chance.

The latest perlfaq are at (as noted in perlfaq). You can send patches to me directly, or to the mailing list address listed in perlfaq.

Thanks, :)

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  • I nominate Ovid for updating the vi (vim) stuff. His journal entries on integrating Devel::Cover/Devel::CoverX::Covered with vim macros has me practically considering switching from emacs back to vi after nearly 23 years.



  • and not the version already mangled by RMS. Ilya is still releasing updates to the original cperl-mode (and Perl 5.10 comes with the latest version at the time of its release). I would prefer to see the 5.10 patches applied to that version instead of promoting the RMS fork.
    • Hi. We try to keep sync'd with IlyaZ, but his version control isn't public and I can't read his mind. Better to have something than nothing, even if you contend that the original emacs is a fork of the original emacs :P
      • Yes, something is better than nothing, and I do appreciate that you put in the effort to get Perl 5.10 support into cperl-mode. I understand that Ilya is not always easy to work with, so I don't know if he rejected applying any patches you may have made against his version.

        As to why I consider the RMS version a fork, just try to get the change history comments from Ilya's version into the RMS version and see what happens...

        However, I just did a diff between the 5.23 versions from Ilya and RMS and they