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Re: Almost syntax-aware editor ?

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Almost syntax-aware editor ?
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 11:27:23 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

> I was able to use emacs- gnu? news-reader, but by not 
> using it for 4 months, I now can't find my 'starting notes' !
> This is getting absurd. 
> More and more random syntaxes to remember.
> We need a set of syntax-templates which effectively
> prompt, via menu what to fill in.
> I've just had a look into open-office and it's getting
> towards that, with 2-level menues, which will write
> the text-string [at the current cursor] per menue 
> selection.
> This of course is not very syntax-aware, but at least 
> you can assemble by whole strings, instead of chars.
> I'd prefer to use emacs, than open-office, to setup 
> the various [and continually growing] languages &
> systems templates.  Although o.o. apparently uses 
> xml, which AFAIK is a very universal method.
> Apparently vim [which I hate to use] moves somewhat in 
> that direction with its programmable syntax-colouring.
> AFAIK V-basic's popularity confirmed the productivety
> of such menu/visual tools.
> Is there any emacs code available towards what I've
> described ?

Try M-x customize

and read about customize in the emacs manual.

This is the wrong NG for this question. This group is for emacs elisp
sources. Questions like this should be posted to


tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au

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