[osflash] [OT] one editor for everything (emacs)
hank777 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 12:18:47 EST 2007
On 1/3/07, Martin Wood-Mitrovski <flashdev at relivethefuture.com> wrote:
> Austin Haas wrote:
> > Hank, I think you are confused about how editors can handle multiple
> > languages. In emacs, when you open a java file, a java mode is loaded,
> > sets up the environment for editing java code. When you code in
> > it uses an actionscript mode. In each of these modes, everything about
> > editor is setup just like it was an editor just for that language alone,
> > including everything from syntax highlighting to commands to compile
> > code.
> I dont think he is confused, i think that he's trying to emphasise more
> than the
> standard editor features (highlighting / basic completion).
> Things like refactoring, wizards (which are incredibly useful in some
> areas of
> development) Visual Editing like Flex / VE in Eclipse, Matisse in
> NetBeans, UML
> round-trip engineering etc..
> Theres a whole mountain of extras that you get from the JDT in Eclipse for
> development that would be incredibly hard to add into Emacs / Vi etc..
> Unfortunately there arent any AS editors that are anywhere near the JDT so
> capabilities of different editors are pretty much the same.
> hopefully this will change soon.
Yeah, this is a point I keep thinking, and which underlies most of what I am
saying but Martin has said it in more detail here. If you don't code in Java
you may not be familiar with some of the tools that are available. I think
its stuff that *can* be done for actionscript, and, as Martin suggests, I
hope soon there will be equivalent tools for actionscript soon.
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