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Re: IDE versus emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: IDE versus emacs
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2012 09:01:52 +0200

> From: Tima <>
> Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 22:43:56 -0700
> > I have always used TAGs tables created using the etags comand for
> > this.  Then M-. , C-x 5 . and so forth.
> Yes, I used TAGs in the past. Well documented in the emacs manual and works 
> as expected.
> I remember it could not always find the definition though. I think to get on 
> par with what people called "IDE" the tag system has to understand the 
> language semantics. And this, as Jai said,  is indeed what Semantic (a part 
> of CEDET) claims to do.  I was wondering whether it is the state of the art 
> or there is a simpler and better successor.

At least in C and C++, tags never miss a definition for me.  My only
problem with tags is that they sometimes show me more definitions
other than what I had in mind that match the symbol I type, either
because of case insensitivity or because of partial matches.

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