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Re: emacs as a C++ editor

From: Eric Ludlam
Subject: Re: emacs as a C++ editor
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 09:18:32 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

>>> Knackeback <address@hidden> seems to think that:
>Roy Smith <address@hidden> writes:
>> In article <address@hidden>,
>>  Knackeback <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > Does an emacs extension exist which supports 
>> > code completion for C++ programming ? 
>> > 
>> > Thomas
>> There is C++ mode, which is probably included in most emacs distribtions.
>> I'm not sure what you mean by "code completion", but it has a lot of 
>> features which help editing C++ code.
>> You can do meta-/ and it will try to autocomplete the word you started 
>> typing.  This is especially useful with the long function names that 
>> seem to be common in C++.  You type "fin M-/" and it completes 
>> "findAndReplaceAllFrobnitzOccurrances", assuming there is an instance of 
>> that name somewhere nearby.  If it guessed wrong, hit M-/ again and 
>> it'll cycle through some likely alternatives.  Very handy.
>> It also auto-indents code (and can be tweaked to use almost any indent 
>> style known to man), matches parens (and braces and brackets and 
>> quotes), does syntax coloring, and probably 47 other nifty things I've 
>> either forgotten about of haven't discovered yet.
>g> Not to mention built-in support for running compilations, and 
>> interfacing to several common source control systems.
>I think the CEDET project could have
>the feature. I will try it. I think the boost libraries are a real
>test for parsing the C++ code, which is necessary for code completion
>in C++. Of course if someone has already excperience with CEDET please
>tell ...

There is a mailing list where you can ask specific questions off the
url you listed above.

I've not heard of anyone trying to parse the boost libraries with
CEDET. That would be an interesting thing to know.


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