Subject: Re: Announcement: pkglint improvements from the last four months
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/08/2005 16:13:15
In response to Roland's recent email about improvements to pkglint, I
suggested another improvement that coincidentally he had already
anticipated. At his suggestion, here is my suggestion and his reply.
> With a slight change in the output format, this could be even more
> useful. Perhaps you are aware of the capability of the emacs
> compilation buffer? If you run compilations in emacs (which could
> actually be any command, including pkglint, not just a compiler), a
> special buffer is created, which can then be parsed and for each error
> the appropriate file will be opened with the current position on the
> correct line (i.e., the one with the corresponding error). This makes
> the edit-compile-edit-... cycle of code development really easy,
> especially for large projects with many files.
See the pkglint man page, especially the --gcc-output-format option.
When I had introduced this, I left the default output format unchanged,
as there had been complaints about it on the tech-pkg mailing list.
Seems like we should all take a look at the man page for all the new