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From: Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com>
To: Xinglu Chen <public@yoctocell.xyz>
Cc: piem@inbox.kyleam.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Support reading directory using project.el
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 21:59:07 -0500
Message-ID: <874kiv9nus.fsf@kyleam.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3c67863e03e49c3ae3ac0bb3e86f021e00a23255.1612212167.git.public@yoctocell.xyz>

Thanks for the patch.  I started using projectile before project.el
existed and haven't had any motivation to explore project.el or other
options, so this is very much appreciated.

Xinglu Chen writes:

> Since Emacs 28, project.el is built-in package that offers similar
> functionality to projectile. It is also available on GNU ELPA.

Hmm, project.el has existed longer than that, I think.
lisp/progmodes/project.el has been in the Emacs repo since 2015 and was
part of the Emacs 25 release.  However, if I recall correctly, it's a
bit of a moving target in terms of variable/function names.

> * piem.el (piem-inbox-coderepo-maybe-read): Add support for reading
>   directory using project.el.

Sorry, no changelog entries allowed in this code base :)  You could map
the gist of that onto the subject, though.  Something like

   piem-inbox-coderepo-maybe-read: Support project.el

> diff --git a/piem.el b/piem.el
> index 7b198d1..f6458f9 100644
> --- a/piem.el
> +++ b/piem.el
> @@ -372,6 +372,9 @@ (defun piem-inbox-coderepo-maybe-read ()
>                      (when-let ((current (and (fboundp 'projectile-project-root)
>                                               (projectile-project-root))))
>                        (abbreviate-file-name current)))))
> +             (and (bound-and-true-p project--list)
> +                  (expand-file-name
> +                   (project-prompt-project-dir)))

I'd prefer to avoid inspecting a -- symbol if possible.  Maybe a good
indicator that project.el should be used is if project-list-file is
bound and the file it points to exists.

Also, `make compile' gives the following warning:

  piem.el:788:1:Warning: the function ‘project-prompt-project-dir’ is not known
      to be defined.

You can squelch that with

  (fboundp 'project-prompt-project-dir)

Both project-prompt-project-dir and project-list-file won't be available
until the Emacs 28 release, but, as you mention, project.el is on ELPA
too, so I think it's fine to be forward-looking here.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-02  2:59 UTC|newest]

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2021-02-01 20:47 Xinglu Chen
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