`mkid' is a simple, fast, high-capacity, language-independent
identifier database tool. Actually, the term `identifier' is too
limiting--`mkid' stores tokens, be they program identifiers of any
form, literal numbers, or words of human-readable text. Database
queries can be issued from the command-line, or from within emacs,
serving as an augmented tags facility.
`mkid' was originally written by Greg McGary <email@example.com>
and posted to comp.sources.unix in September 1987. It was then
maintained and enhanced by a loose knit group of programmers on the
Internet led by Tom Horsley <Tom.Horsley@mail.hcsc.com>. Tom released
`mkid2' on comp.sources.unix in March, 1991. Since then, Greg McGary
has resumed maintenance and is releasing an improved version 3 under GPL.
Version 3 is an interim release. Version 4 will follow in the coming
months and include a cscope clone plus other improvements.
See file `COPYING' for copying conditions.
See file `INSTALL' for compilation and installation instructions.
See file `NEWS' for a list of major changes in the current release.
See file `THANKS' for a list of contributors.
See file `TODO' for planned enhancements.
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