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Re: A guide on setting up C/C++ development environment for Emacs

From: Jai Dayal
Subject: Re: A guide on setting up C/C++ development environment for Emacs
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:16:20 -0400

Actually, the topic of this thread is not CEDET's usability, but rather a
manual on how to setup various Emacs IDE tools.

Oscar isn't too bright and believes in Jesus. Someone of "faith" can never
be convinced; faith is idiocy by definition.

On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 9:09 AM, Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> wrote:

> David Engster <address@hidden> writes:
> > Óscar Fuentes writes:
> >> However, I don't see CEDET's team throwing away their Elisp parser and
> >> start coding one on C/C++. They could use Clang's right away, or GCC's
> >> once the modularization is completed, but they insist on their own's.
> >
> > Stop this, Óscar. I think you're very well aware that the clang binary
> > in itself only provides smart completions, nothing more.
> I'm aware of the possibilities provided by libclang, which go *far*
> beyond than whatever the executable does.
> > I *have* added
> > support for this in CEDET. I'm pretty sure you know that as well,
> > because I've already written this to you the last time this was
> > discussed.
> Yes, there are a number of packages that interact with Clang. That is
> unrelated to the topic of this sub-thread: the usability of CEDET's
> built-in C++ parser.
> > What you are talking about is walking the AST using libclang/libtooling,
> > which is a whole different matter and nothing which one does "right
> > away". Just look at projects like rtags which do that, and see what it
> > entails.
> That's about 0.001% of the work required for implementing a C++
> parser/analyzer.
> > This is just to set things straight for others which are reading this. I
> > have absolutely no interest in further discussing this with you.
> Fair enough. And as I mentioned on that other discussion, this is not
> about you, David. Please don't take this personally.
> What irks me is that, whenever Emacs is compared to modern IDEs and
> features like smart code completion, refactoring, advanced code
> navigation and querying are discussed, CEDET is the Great Hand-waving
> Enabler. Since CEDET was regarded as the solution by the community,
> years passed, C++11 came, then C++14 and fact is that CEDET still can't
> handle C++ code that was ordinary circa 1995. The net effect is that
> Emacs is no longer competitive on the C++ realm and I cannot recommend
> it to my C++ colleagues and students. The only hope is that some third
> party package fixes this outside of the core Emacs development community
> (be it on top of CEDET or not).
> Of course, Emacs can also consider C++ a lost cause. After all, C++ has
> just a fraction of the user base of Java.

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