There are quite a few packages in the “official” clojure-emacs GitHub organization, but many of them have been deprecated recently with the release of CIDER 0.7. Unfortunately not everyone is aware of this yet and I often see tickets related to those deprecated projects. In this short post I’ll outline the deprecations and provide a bit of background for them.
deprecated in favor of
cider-test (which is bundled with CIDER 0.7).
clojure-test-mode featured quite a lot of inlined Clojure code,
which made the package very hard to maintain and reworking it to use
nREPL middleware was a no-brainer for us.
clojure-test-mode will be
removed from the
clojure-mode repo at some point. It also interferes
with CIDER’s initialization, so you’re strongly encouraged to get rid of it.
Down the road we might extend
cider-test to support other test frameworks
as well (which should be feasible with different middleware providing the same interface).
company-cider was deprecated, because
integration was added to CIDER itself (making
company-mode the officially supported and recommended
ac-nrepl has been
superseded by ac-cider.
ac-cider has a simpler codebase and leverages the
introduced in CIDER 0.7. We’ll probably remove
ac-nrepl at some point in the future
to avoid the confusion between the two.
cider-inspect was absorbed into CIDER 0.7.
cider-tracing was superseded by middleware-based tracing support integrated in CIDER 0.7.
Those deprecations are also mentioned in the documentation of the respective packages, but I feel it’s nice to have them listed together in a single document. Most of the packages will also emit load-time deprecation warnings.