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Re: Slickedit features in Emacs?

From: Burton Samograd
Subject: Re: Slickedit features in Emacs?
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 19:38:46 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

address@hidden (Henrik Jönsson) writes:
> I just was on a demo for Visual SlickEdit here at my company. I am
> impressed.
> My initial question was of course if the functions in Slickedit exists
> in emacs. Some of them exists I know.

If it doesn't, learn some elisp and write them :)  Generally if you
want emacs to do something, it's already been written or just write
it after you get comfortable with elisp.  

> * Autocompletion of expressions. When the user write "if " it expands
> automatically into a full if template. Can this be done with
> skeletons?

Check out abbrev mode.

> * "Intellisense". I know that semantic can do something like this, but
> does it work for everyday use? Has anyone tried it?

Don't know what this is, so I can't comment.

> * Dynamic Tagging. Go to the function declaration etc. I haven't used
> tags that much.

I don't know about dynamic tagging, but TAGS support is very good in

> I don't want to abandon emacs because I use it for calendar, diary,
> notes, etc. But for programming Slickedit is very interresting.

So is emacs, but it has a bit of a learning curve and all those nifty
features aren't setup by default.  Do some browsing in the info tree
to see what's available.

burton samograd

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