Subject: Re: cscope
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/01/2006 10:44:28
On Nov 1, 2006, at 10:27 AM, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> [here we go again...]
> On Wed, 1 Nov 2006, Chuck Cranor wrote:
>>   I also think we should take advantage of being an open source  
>> project
>> and look into providing better indexing of our source tree.  Our  
>> current
>> efforts on this front are broken (/var/db/libc.tags is not useful,  
>> see
>> PR 34913).  I would like to see us use better tools (e.g. cscope) and
>> provide more coverage (e.g. not just libc).
> What would be the benefit of having this in-tree over installing it  
> from pkgsrc?

Well, we already have ctags, which is ~useless.  I'd rather have  
useful tool in-tree, and we already have several "developer tools" in  
the "core" OS.

(Of course, it's not really the "core" OS [base], but in the developer  
tools [comp].)

> (I agree that offering a fully indexed tree, possibly via the web,  
> is a good thing. My concern here is bloat of the 'core' operating  
> system)
>  - Hubert

-- thorpej