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Re: Emacs and Java

From: Grégoire Neuville
Subject: Re: Emacs and Java
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:29:44 +0200


There is :

(haven't tried it though)

Otherwise if you're able and willing to, I strongly and heartily
advise you to switch to scala ( , fully
interoperable with java) ; then you could use which is great.

Hope that will help,


On 14 September 2012 13:25, Francesco Mazzoli <> wrote:
> Hi,
> As much as I dislike Java, I find myself having to write Java code from time 
> to
> time, and I'm sure that a lot of you are in the same situation.
> Given that, I find it very surprising that support for the Java language in
> Emacs is abysmal.
> I tried:
>   * java-mode: does not support any modern Java construct, and with modern I
>     mean >= Java 5 (generics, foreach loops, enums).
>   * JDEE: seems to be completely unmaintained and barely working with modern
>     emacsen, and lacking support for post-2004 Java as well.
>   * malabar-mode <>: promises support
>     for what JDEE is lacking.  Building with stock Maven and Emacs on Ubuntu
>     12.04 fails.  There is a fork 
> (<>)
>     that seems more maintained but building fails there as well with a 
> different
>     error.
> So it seems that there is no way to at least edit comfortably Java code, let
> alone have flymake, semantic features, etc.  This seems a huge gap in what is
> the best editor out there.
> Am I correct, or is there hope in some project I haven't considered?
> malabar-mode seems to be the best candidate (if you can get it working) but
> frankly I'm not that comfortable using it since it pulls a huge number of
> dependencies and I don't want something to fancy anyway.
> --
> Francesco * Often in error, never in doubt

Grégoire Neuville

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