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Re: Kickstarter for Emacs

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Kickstarter for Emacs
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:20:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130004 (Ma Gnus v0.4) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Steinar Bang <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Steinar,

>> Not sure.  Just having Eclipse installed doesn't bother me too much.
>> Having it running and consuming memory/CPU doesn't bother me, too.
>> What really bothers me is that even when using Eclipse with its Emacs
>> keybinding scheme enabled, it's still hard to use.
> After a quick try, I decided to skip the emacs keybindings.  It masked
> Ctrl-SPC, which is possibly the most important keybinding in eclipse
> (and I didn't stay with the emacs keybinding long enough to find out
> what, if anything the content assist command was bound to).

I've set

  Word Completion       Alt+/   Editing Text    Edit

in Preferences > General > Editors > Keys to have M-/ as completion key
just like dabbrev-expand in emacs.  (Word completion is the "good"
I-know-Java-completion in java files.)

>> I want my kill-ring, I want keyboard macros, I want my isearch, etc...
> So did I.  So what I ended up doing, was to use emacsclient as an
> editor in eclipse, and when I wanted to do editing in emacs (typically
> advanced search and replace, or use keyboard macros for complex
> repetitive tasks) then I used emacsclient to get the file into emacs
> for editing.

Yes, ditto.  But not so convenient...


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