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Re: IDE versus emacs

From: Steinar Bang
Subject: Re: IDE versus emacs
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:27:44 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <>:

>> From: Steinar Bang <>

>> Can tags filter out those symbols that would match what you're
>> typing, but aren't reachable from the point in the code where you are
>> typing?

> I don't understand the question.  Tags don't "match symbols", they
> show you the definition of the symbol.  That definition is not related
> to scope.

I was thinking of something along the lines of what eclipse does with
Java files: when you type, it suggests symbols from what's currently
available (depending on scope and what you are doing) and what matches
what you have typed so far.

I have used tags for navigation only, not for helping create new code.

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