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Re: Is intellisense features integration in Emacs technically possible?

From: Tom
Subject: Re: Is intellisense features integration in Emacs technically possible?
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:59:10 +0000 (UTC)
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Jorge Araya Navarro <elcorreo <at> deshackra.com> writes:

> Anyway, I was wondering if Emacs will grow on functionality not through 
elisp libraries but native code (I remember that Gimp have this issue too), 
because intellisense for a wide range of programming languages (with simple 
hooks and configuration to use as back-end for other libraries like auto-
complete) is a very good idea to integrate into Emacs code. If it were 
technically possible, of course!

Creating mature and extensive intellisense features is hard work,
it requires lots of man hours and while it's technically possible to
implement it in emacs it is unlikely to happen, because emacs lacks
the developing resources.

A better way is to build on the hard work of other and interface
emacs with an external tool.

Here are solutions for C++ and you can find more with Google:


Similarly, for Java Eclim is a good solution, because it can
instantly provide features which are not available from other
emacs completion packages (e.g. code refactoring, suggestions
for code fixes, etc.)

It makes more sense to improve these interfacing solutions, because
implementing code sense which provide the same level of support
like Eclipse will never happen with an emacs native solutions
(lack of resources, Eclipse has many thousand developer hours
in its code).

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