mainVery fast tags for emacs - Summary

Membership Info
Project Admin:
1 active member

Group identification
Id: #7237
System Name: vtags
Name: Very fast tags for emacs
Group Type: Official GNU software

Search in this Group


This project is part of the GNU Project.

The tags generated by ctags are recognized by a wide variety of text editors, most notably Vi and its derivatives, but not Emacs which uses the tag file format generated by etags.

On large projects it is not unusual to have multi-MB tag files. One of the main drawbacks of etags is that the tags are not sorted so that tag lookup is linear and slow. Another shortcoming of using etags and Emacs is that the entire tag file is loaded into memory, which, when combined with the linear search, leads to interminable garbage collection and memory exhaustion. The vtags project addresses these issues by supporting sorted VI-style "tags" files. It does a binary search without reading the entire tag file into memory.

Registration Date: Tue 18 Jan 2005 05:26:47 AM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
Development Status: 4 - Beta


Latest News rss feed
New version vtags.el 1.6
     posted by binutils, Sun 06 Aug 2006 04:52:55 AM UTC - 0 replies

I have uploaded version 1.6 of vtags.el. A lot has changed since version 1.5. This version attempts to be backward compatible with etags.el and supports ctags, etags, and, to a lesser extent, gtags.

Giving up on savannah
     posted by binutils, Wed 12 Jul 2006 05:34:40 AM UTC - 0 replies

Send me a message if you want the latest vtags.el.

[Submit News]
[2 news in archive]

Communication Tools
Mailing Lists Mailing Lists (0 public mailing-lists)

Back to the top

Powered by Savane 3.1-cleanup1