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Re: Emacs as an IDE

From: Francis Belliveau
Subject: Re: Emacs as an IDE
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2017 09:47:35 -0500

I admit that the original question was a bit open.  It assumed that some of us 
readers knew how a specific pair of IDE's work.
A poor assumption since emacs wizards are more likely to use emacs as their IDE 
with things customized as they desire.

So it seems that the answer to the basic question is: Yes, emacs can be 
configured to be used in manner similar to an IDE.

I am not such a user, but would like to know how to configure such a thing.  I 
do have some specific questions below.

As I understand it emacs triggers such things via "mode" that is normally tied 
to file extension, so as long as all of your source files have a properly 
uniques extension that identifies language, you get the correct mode 
automatically.  For instance, I expect that you have already discovered that 
your .java files come up in Java-Mode with a default set of coding-style rules.

The next problems are:
  How do I customize the coding style to my match desires?
  How do I get "code-finding" and "code-completion" to work?

I have been coding in C++ for a long time and am reasonably happy with how 
those modes work, but I do not know the answer to my second question.  I also 
use Java and could use help with the first question in that regard.
Again, I admit that the first question is way too general for a specific 
answer, but a pointer regarding how to find where to start reading in the 
documentation would be helpful.  Navigating the documentation requires one to 
be able to follow the mind-set of the writer, and I just cannot seem to find my 
way to what I need very easily.

Although a documentation pointer would also be a useful answer to the second 
question, I expect that it would also be possible to provide an outline of the 
basic steps so that I could better search the documentation for "how to" 
information.  Clearly emacs would need some sort of symbol-table to tell it 
which file a particular object/method exists in so that it can find its way to 
said method and/or auto-complete a partial entry.

Some help with where to start would be useful.


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