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Re: Very simple IDE for programming newbie

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Very simple IDE for programming newbie
Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2010 17:44:04 +0100
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Sean McAfee <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Pascal J. Bourguignon) writes:
>> Sean McAfee <address@hidden> writes:
>> Also, for non-interactive programs, you can do it at once with:
>> M-x compile RET C-e && ./this-file RET
> Hmm, good idea.  I'm trying to look ahead to when we get to
> interactive programs too, though.
>> You don't have to wait for the end of the compilation to browse the
>> errors.  Otherwise, just watch the status bar of the *compilation*
>> window, it will say (Compilation:exit [<status-code>]) when done.
> I know; my question was how to a) know when the asynchronous
> compilation process has finished, and b) tell whether there were any
> errors, so that if there were none, I can immediately launch the
> newly-compiled program in a terminal emulator.
> I think the terminal emulator would be preferable to shell-mode, since
> in the former case there's only one keystroke that could introduce
> some confusion (C-c) and in the latter case there are many.

I would just do that:

M-x compile RET C-e && ( xterm -e ./this-file & ) RET

__Pascal Bourguignon__           

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