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(OT) Emacs code folding

by radiantmatrix (Parson)
on Jun 03, 2005 at 17:05 UTC ( #463336=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Subroutines versus straight top to bottom scripts
in thread Subroutines versus straight top to bottom scripts

I had a thread on cross-platform editors a while back. I always like Emacs, but had gotten away from it because of it's lack of code-folding (which is what you're talking about). However, a respondant to my query replied with information about an Emacs LISP file that adds code-folding. I'm using Eclipse now, so I haven't run the ELISP referenced, but it is here: Re: Cross-platform development: editors

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Re: (OT) Emacs code folding
by kaif (Friar) on Jun 03, 2005 at 17:49 UTC
    I just looked at the folding.el mentioned in that other thread and it mentioned that imenu (included with Emacs) and hideshow might be good packages for function/block-level hiding. The former is interesting, and I didn't know about it, but it doesn't provide hiding capability. I just tried out the latter and it seems good so far at hiding blocks.
      Thank you (and above posters)! I'll try out hideshow I think, since it seems to automatically work based on the structure of the code itself and is closest to what I wanted (a toggling widget to the left of each "sub" keyword, etc. I'll see if it also can hide sections i.e. separated by a line leading with two sharps which happens to be an idiom I tend to use, though I guess I should use pod style. Thanks!
Re: (OT) Emacs code folding
by benizi (Hermit) on Jun 03, 2005 at 17:45 UTC

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