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Re: Cross-platform development: editors

by olivierp (Hermit)
on Nov 16, 2004 at 20:46 UTC ( #408239=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Cross-platform development: editors

What's missing in emacs ?
As I don't require / need Project or CVS support, or have access to a Mac, I can't really comment on those parts, although I'm sure something exists, at least for CVS and/or Subversion (PCL-CVS ?)

For syntax highlighting I prefer cperl-mode (auto-indenting, highlighting, electric parens and other goodies)
And for folding, folding.el is really useful. This is actually the setup I'm using, for home (Linux only) and office (Win32 only). When I find something interesting, all I need to do is send over my .emacs & the necessary libs (or their links), and it simply works. As for your note on Komodo, it is more than sluggish, be it on Win32 or Linux.
Subversion's links page points to an emacs backend here
I'm pretty sure there's something similar for vim, as there is for Eclipse also.
Update 2:
I actually forgot emacs' "JDE", which requires ede for projects.


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Re^2: Cross-platform development: editors
by strat (Canon) on Nov 17, 2004 at 08:58 UTC

    btw: for emacs, there exists (as well as for vi) some dot-files which help you with the configuration. So I use a adapted .emacs based on the one from Steve Ackermann you can download from - editors - emacs - Win32 Perl configuration for NT Emacs v20.5.1. If you adopt some paths, you can also use it for linux/unix. If you are interested in my enhancements, just tell me and I'll send you my .emacs

    Best regards,
    perl -e "s>>*F>e=>y)\*martinF)stronat)=>print,print v8."

      In addition to the previously mentioned virtues of Emacs, I use another feature that I don't commonly find in other editors. Emacs allows you to transparently (through ftp, I belive) edit files on other machines. If you are doing so much cross-development work, then you must be logging into different machines to edit the files you need.

      To use this mode, type "Ctrl-x f" to bring up the find file prompt. At the prompt, enter something like the following:
      Find file: /user@machinename:/directory/on/remote/machine

      This will prompt you for a password and open the directory on the remote machine. You can also open files directly, but I find it most useful to use Emacs' directory mode.


      Edit: Changed "Meta" to "Ctrl" as johnnywang commented on below
        Wow, that's wonderful, I just tried it, works great! (BTW, usually "Ctrl-x f" brings the find file prompt, and don't forget the starting "/"). It uses ftp underneath, so make sure the other system is running ftp.
Re: Cross-platform development: editors
by benizi (Hermit) on Jun 03, 2005 at 17:42 UTC

    There's a more standard "folding" mode: outline-mode (and luckily: outline-minor-mode). It takes a bit of setup, but I got it working pretty well using the advice found at:

    Important steps (the Wiki explains in detail):

    • Set cperl-mode/perl-mode up to also use outline-minor-mode
    • Change the awful (C-c '@' C-etc.) keybindings of outline-minor-mode
    • Set up a good outline-regexp and outline-level

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