[mercury-users] mtags, .int files and vim

Tyson Dowd trd at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Jan 23 11:32:04 AEDT 2001

On 19-Dec-2000, John Eikenberry <jae at zhar.net> wrote:
> Fergus Henderson wrote:
> > The `.int' files are not really ideal for human consumption.  For
> > starters, they have all the comments removed.  So it's generally a
> > better idea to run mtags on the library source files rather than on
> > the `.int' files.  That way, when you use the tag to jump to the
> > declaration of a library routine, you can immediately see the
> > documentation of the library routine.
> > 
> > The library source files are available in the Mercury source distribution.
> Thanks for the tip... I downloaded the source files and separated out the
> corresponding .m files for use with tags. 
> Perhaps these would make a good debian package. Like the source files
> distributed separately for many lisp apps (eg. emacs, sawfish). Maybe as
> part of a separate docs package (hint hint). Tyson?

Ok, this is now on my to-do list.  I'll also try to package up the 
vim syntax files.  However this stuff will almost certainly have to wait
until after the release of 0.10.

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