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Re: Emacs CC Mode's auto-newline facility: INFORMAL SURVEY


From: Jonathan Arnold
Subject: Re: Emacs CC Mode's auto-newline facility: INFORMAL SURVEY
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 18:11:05 -0400
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Alan Mackenzie wrote:
[Followup-To: gnu.emacs.help.  Add your own group if you wish.]

To all those who use (X)Emacs's CC Mode to edit C, C++, Java,
Objective-C, Pike, AWK or IDL:

To help direct the development of CC Mode, it would be useful to find out
how people use the auto-newline "minor mode" facility.  If you could
spare a little time, would you answer these questions, please:

o Do you program with auto-newline switched on (e.g. do you get NLs
  inserted automatically after typing a `;' or `{')?

Yes, I recently switched over.

o Did you configure this auto-newline setting yourself, and if not, are
  you happy with it?

I tried configuring it but no luck, so I make do.

o Are you aware of the key binding C-c C-a to toggle this mode on and
  off?

Nope. But it is good to know.

o How often do you use C-c C-a (or even C-c C-t) to toggle auto-newline
  mode?

Never.

o In which language(s) (C, C++, ....) do you program in (X)Emacs?

C++

I like it, but find it gets in the way about as often as it is useful.
I wish I could get it to better match how I code (ie, esp. the opening
brace).

--
Jonathan Arnold             (mailto:address@hidden)
The Incredible Brightness of Seeing, a Home Theater weblog
         http://www.anaze.us/HomeTheater


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