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Re: Emacs as a C Programming IDE Configuration?


From: despen
Subject: Re: Emacs as a C Programming IDE Configuration?
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 20:01:22 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Jorgen Grahn <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, 2011-04-27, haziz wrote:
>
>> I use emacs as my main IDE for programming in C. I am exploring ways
>> of configuring emacs to function more as an IDE rather than as a
>> simple text editor.
>
> Emacs *isn't* a simple text editor. But it works differently from
> whatever IDE you are used to.
>
>> Of course I want syntax highlighting
>
> (global-font-lock-mode 1)
> if it isn't already enabled by default.
>
>> and preferably some code completion.
>
> M-x dabbrev-expand
> or
> M-/
>
> Not quite code completion, but more general and IMO more useful.
>
>> I also want separate buffers to allow shell commands and to M-x
>> compile.
>
> These exist already. M-x compile opens a buffer if needed; before that
> you don't need it.
>
>> I want it to open into this
>> multi-buffer form automatically when visiting a C source file, rather
>> than having to launch each buffer separately.
>
> I get the feeling you have other requirements which I haven't
> understood yet.  Doing one 'M-x shell' doesn't seem to me like
> something that has to be automated.

More important, a true emacs user has little need for a shell.

The Makefile should launch any tests needed.


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