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Emacs outline mode for Perl

by clemburg (Curate)
on Feb 19, 2001 at 21:19 UTC ( #59405=sourcecode: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
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Description: Ever tried outline-mode in an emacs? It works with Perl, too. Just put this code into your .emacs, or execute it from buffer *scratch*. Then do M-x perl-outline-mode after you opened the Perl code file. You can then expand and contract subroutines (with C-c @ C-t to contract all, C-c @ C-a to expand all, C-c @ C-d to contract a function, C-c @ C-s to expand it).
(defun perl-outline-mode ()
  "set customized outline minor mode for Perl"
  (setq outline-regexp "sub")

Update: This works even better:

(defun perl-outline-mode ()
  "set customized outline minor mode for Perl"
  (setq outline-regexp 
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Re: Emacs outline mode for Perl
by stefan k (Curate) on Feb 19, 2001 at 21:47 UTC
    Another way is to put

    ;; Local variables: ;; folded-file: t ;; end:

    At the end of your file. Then you can use the string # {{{ (note the space at the end: Hash-Space-Brace-Brace-Brace-Space) to begin a fold block and # }}} (space!) to end that block. When XEmacs loads that file all blocks will be folded and you can usually open them with a rightclick on the fold mark. ISearch works over the folded parts, too.

    Of course this works in many more languages (examine the value of fold-top-regexp or fold-top-mark to find the right string

    Regards Stefan K

Re: Emacs outline mode for Perl
by petral (Curate) on Feb 21, 2001 at 01:22 UTC
    or for all perl files:
    (add-hook 'cperl-mode-hook '(lambda () (and (setq outline-regexp "sub") (outline-minor-mode +))))
    (setq outline-regexp "sub\\|^\\S-")
    leaves all unindented text visible (eg, 'use', etc. outside of subs).

    Wrong:   Newline isn't a space character (at least in my tables) it's an '>' -- "end of comment" character (sigh). the only regexp I could actually make work is "sub\\|^[^ <tab><c-J>]"where I actually ctl-q inserted the tab and newline.

Re: Emacs outline mode for Perl
by TheoPetersen (Priest) on Feb 19, 2001 at 21:52 UTC
    Works great as advertised, but the key interface is horrid. The menus work, but I was hunting around for some control-click combo that would accomplish the same thing.

    Is there a point and click interface for the outline functions?

      Hm. In my GNU Emacs, I get new menu items - "Headings", "Show", "Hide" (you can get at menu items in text mode by using M-x tmm-menu).

      Christian Lemburg
      Brainbench MVP for Perl

Re: Emacs outline mode for Perl
by metaperl (Curate) on Apr 16, 2010 at 14:06 UTC

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