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Re: An Eclim frontend for Emacs


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: An Eclim frontend for Emacs
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 22:00:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:

> Nikolaj Schumacher <address@hidden> writes:
>
> Hi Nikolaj,
>
>>>> The completion seems to work well with company[1], too, so I'll
>>>> include a back-end in the next version.
>>>
>>> Wow, that would be cool.  Till now, I didn't have a deeper look at
>>> company mode, but this would definitively make me try it.
>>
>> I've released it:
>> http://nschum.de/src/emacs/company-mode/
>
> And I have tested it.  Really brilliant, you're my hero of the month!
>
> The only thing that could be improved is that the error message could be
> a bit more informative when eclim commands fail.  I symlinked eclim and
> eclimd to my bin dir, but that doesn't work, cause they assume they lay
> in the eclipse plugin dir.  This resulted in
>
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> % eclim -command project_list
> /home/horn/bin/eclim: line 30: /home/horn/bin/ng: No such file or 
> directory--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>
> and return code 127.  You only check the non-zeroness of the return
> code.  In that case the eclim cmd output would be very helpful.
>
>> Unfortunately, completion requires saving the file.  I haven't yet
>> figured out if eclim has a way around that.
>>
>> For the time being, company can do it automatically, if
>> (setq company-eclim-auto-save t)
>
> Hm, here it's nil, but completion works perfectly without any saving.
> (Eclim 1.4.5 and emacs 23 from yesterday).
>
> Thanks a ton, again!
> Tassilo

You're saying that eclipse completion features now work in emacs with
company-mode? Wow? Is it trivial to set up? What about stuff like
refactoring? Is there an eclim interface for that? Or context API help?
Or are those outside of the remit of eclim?


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