Package: prolog-el
Version: 1.25-2
Severity: wishlist
Tags: upstream

Dear Maintainer,

prolog-el webpage says:

> A variant of this very code now comes bundled with Emacs (23 and above). The
> bundled version includes extra features such as SMIE integration (which in
> turn handles correctly and completely Prolog's 0' construct). Therefore if
> you are using a newer Emacs you may be better off just using what comes
> bundled with it.
> This being said, some people consider this version superior in many ways. It
> is also the case that the new, bundled version is not available to older
> Emacsen, while this version works with any reasonably new version of Emacs
> and XEmacs. For these two reasons this page will continue to exist, and the
> code herein will continue to be maintained for the foreseeable future.

Since the current version in Debian, 1.25, was released by upstream (as far as
I know) in 2013, and there were no releases after that, seems that development
of prolog-el moved completely to GNU Emacs repository. Moreover since even
wheezy contains GNU Emacs 23, then prolog-el is not needed as a separate package
in Debian. I would say that existence of prolog-el misleads users, since GNU
Emacs has its own version of prolog-mode, which (probably) contains bug fixes
since 2013 and may be some new features (at least prolog-el website mentions
SMIE integration). May be it's time to remove the package from Debian?

With regards,
Lev Lamberov

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Versions of packages prolog-el depends on:
ii  emacs              46.1
ii  emacs24 [emacsen]  24.5+1-7

prolog-el recommends no packages.

Versions of packages prolog-el suggests:
ii  swi-prolog  7.2.3+dfsg-1+b1

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