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Re: mode for editing installscript


From: John Russell
Subject: Re: mode for editing installscript
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 10:33:11 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

John Russell <address@hidden> writes:

> I have to edit InstallScript code which is the languange used by 
> InstallShield.
> I would like to use emacs but I can't find a good mode for it.  I use C-mode
> by default which does OK with some syntax highlighting but the indentation
> is all wrong because of the installscript language sturcture.
>
> e.g.
>
> function <functionname>()
>          STRING st1
>          NUMBER nr1
>          BOOL   b1
> begin
>
>         if something then
>            stuff
>         endif;
>
>         <other things>
> endif;
>
>
> Does anyone know of a mode that might be helpful here.  Or at least, a
> way to disable the autoinending in C-mode so I can use syntax
> highlighting but use tabs a la text-mode.  Thanks a lot.
>

Does anyone know of any other language that even has this kind syntax
which might work better than c-mode? Thanks.

John
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