Emacs+ 4.1.4

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The best emacs plugin

Submitted by B McCarthy on

Yeah a Juno alpha! Keep it going! I've been so sad without it.

This is an absolutely invaluable plugin!

It has a great implementation of Emacs Bindings AND... I don't know what I'm going to do now that Juno and Kepler are borked! (I.e. make it hard for this project to continue supporting Eclipse)

Emacs+ Up to Date Through Large Changes in Eclipse Implemtation

I've now been using Emacs+ since 2009 and still rely on it heavily. I just upgraded to Kepler, and Emacs+ is working fine so far. I understand that a lot has changed in the Eclipse implementation over its versions since Helios, so I'm grateful that the Emacs+ developer kept with it.

How do I use the Keyboard macros?

Submitted by Cory Koch on

You mention as the first bullet point that there are keyboard macros, but when I do C-x ( it does not start recording a macro. How do you record and use the macro facilities in your extension? Also is there any documentation for this extension?

Thanks

Makes Eclipse usable

Simply can't function without it.

Laren Mortensen

Just found this plugin for Eclipse. I have been an emacs user for years and this is an awesome plugin that really helps me work with eclipse much faster.

Juno support almost complete

Emacs+ is working in Linux for me. I am still having problems in OS X, though, because the option key acts as an additional meta key (in addition to the command key) even after installing the additional OS X support package. I hope this will get sorted out soon and that Juno will become officially supported as well.

Awesome!

I can't live without it. Hopefully they will upgrade to Juno.

This Plugin Should be Included in Standard Ecliplse Release

This is an absolute must have for me. I got very disappointed that the latest Juno release of Eclipse breaks Emacs+ to the point that I will have to stick with Indigo until hopefully it becomes available again.

Not having this plugin would be a deal-breaker

The built-in Eclipse key bindings for Emacs are, um, underwelming. This plugin is a lifesaver. Without this plugin I would have to curse the world and return to Emacs. Please keep maintaining this. My donation is forthcoming.

Great plugin

Submitted by fAX k.root on

Being an Emacs fan, I just cannot use Eclipse without this plugin. Very quality job. Looking forward to Juno support (cannot upgrade before this plugin matures)!

Thank you!

Great extension

Simply the best emacs extension for Eclipse

invaluable

I use emacs+ every day for both work and personal projects. It would be a significant hit to lose it for Juno on.

This is an essential tool

This is an essential tool for my work. I find it very hard to be productive writing code without an emacs-like environment.

I hope that we can convince the author to support Juno in a future release. Perhaps a few donations will make it hard to refuse ;)

Incredibly useful

I would be lost without this plugin

We are doomed!

Emacs+ 3.6.5 does not work with Juno and apparently Mark has lost interest to make it work.

Do I really have to get used to default binding in may old days?

By far one of the most useful

By far one of the most useful eclipse plugin out there.

Emacs+

ROCKS !

A lifesaver!

A civilized environment on Eclipse, Hallelujah!

As a 22 year Emacs veteran, it's such a relief to be able to actually edit text productively on Eclipse.

Before, it felt like I had spent half of my life playing the piano and then having to try to work on a child's xylophone. Now my fingers just do what they do, and Eclipse does the right thing.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

so good!

Submitted by sznitzeln on

Thank you! I've wasted so many hours to get emacs IDE (JDEE) to
work, in vain. A stone has fallen of my shoulders, because emacs
keybindings are indispensable for efficiency!

Makes eclipse on the mac usable

I seriously want to kiss you guys. It makes using eclipse on the mac possible without all the weird command key weirdness. It works like I want it to. Seriously, awesome.

Awesome

My productivity just went way, way up. Thank you! This is great!
-Steve

Life changing

Both Emacs and Eclipse are fantastic productivity multipliers. Emacs+ X Eclipse is a no-compromise, certifiable winner. When I stumbled across Emacs+, my heartbeat soared. Life is good.

Finally free

Thanks Mark, this plugin is awesome.
I can finally enjoy the delights of a modern IDE without fighting muscle memory! I feel about 90% at home with the plugin.

Great Plugin

Submitted by Evan on

Hi All,

I was first a lisp programmer (can we say this now :-)) and must have emacs. This is a great addition to the tool set and is a slick integration into eclipse. A solid set of commands makes life easy for those of us who just don't have the time (or desire) to learn another set of bindings. Our focus is on products and patients - people. We don't want to think about key bindings or our IDE - thank you Mark for making all of our lives better.

Many thanks!

Evan Charles Smith, MD, MS
Director of Science and Technology
Daedalus Software, Inc.

A great plugin and a responsive developer

It may not replicate everything that emacs can do, but it gets you pretty close. Not only that, but I requested a fairly complex feature and it was done in a day. That's flat out amazing.

Emacs+ makes Eclipse usable

I've been using and *loving* Emacs since the dawn of time and the key bindings and functionality of Emacs are hard-wired into my fingers and brain by now. Before Emacs+ came along, I found Eclipse to be a complete bear to use, as years of muscle memory and knowing how to get things done without even thinking about it, were not only useless in Eclipse, but in fact detrimental.

Emacs+ has fixed all of this for me. Now using Eclipse is nearly as seamless as using Emacs, plus I get all the features of a modern IDE. It's practically the best of all worlds. The only thing I still really miss from Emacs is M-q filling of "//" comments.

I should also point out that this is far more than a simple set of key-bindings. It faithfully reproduces a lot of subtle Emacs behavior that you take for granted, until it's not there.

Are there changelogs for Emacs+

Submitted by zhang sen on

Thanks!!!

A must for Emacs-trained Eclipse users

If your fingers are bent towards Emacs keybinding, this is really a must-have. For example, it handles ^S ^W which I missed painfully in the standard Eclipse Emacs binding.

Great for emacs users

I had a problem with my key bindings, but a reinstall of Emacs+ seems to have straightened that out. Now it works great, and I don't think my old, emacs-trained fingers could ever go back!

Can a visual effect similar to `transient-mark-mode` be added?

Submitted by zhang sen on

Thank you very very much for your help to the "select balanced expression":) Now it is like boosted with nitrogen when editing in Eclipse.

And it would be really enjoyment if we emacs users can have the transient-mark-mode effect in emacs: highlight the region between the mark and the point as the point moves around.

Thank you very much again for the help on the "select balanced expression"!!

The "set mark command" already solved this problem.

Submitted by zhang sen on

Sorry for the disturbance!!

Emacs+ is a really wonderful plugin for emacs guys who have to working inside eclipse sometimes.

Thank you very much for your great work.

Truly shines on the mac

I agree with everything everyone said, but I have to say that the emacs integration truly sings on the mac because of the use of command instead of ctrl for most of the standard eclipse functions. I had avoided emacsy keybindings before because they would sometimes clobber other useful eclipse keybinding functions. But since emacs stuff on the mac uses ctrl, almost all other keybindings are left untouched.

This plugin is light years better than just the standard emacs keybindings that come with eclipse due to the buffer management, splitting of buffers with keybindings etc.

This changed how I use eclipse. Truly well done.

the "select balanced expression" does not work as in Emacs

Submitted by zhang sen on

I bound the `select balanced expression` to Ctrl+Alt+Space, but it selects only the next word(as in Emacs) each time.

I've checked there is no conflicting key binding on Ctrl+Alt+Space

My feedback on Emacs+

I've been using Eclipse for quite a few years, but I've been using Emacs for much, much longer. Although I long ago concluded that most of my source code development would be done in Eclipse, I still find Emacs an invaluable tool for its text manipulation features. When I first discovered the Emacs+ plugin for Eclipse, I knew this would be an important tool for me. I tend to prefer the Eclipse key bindings, but I integrate specific Emacs+ bindings and also declare my own. This tool helps me get things done more efficiently than if I had to rely on Eclipse alone.

Fantastic addition

Submitted by Nick Cross on

I have been following the progress of this project since its inception. As well as implementing more sophisticated key bindings to replicate Emacs, the extra functionality added are a benefit to anyone (for instance search enhancements with history, better split window behaviour etc).

A superb addition making Eclipse much easier to use.

Emacs+: A Crucial Addition to the Eclipse IDE

I've been using Emacs for decades. The resulting muscle memory in my fingers is an enormous productivity factor in coding, or any kind of writing. The very limited standard 'sort-of-Emacs' bindings in the default Eclipse installation did not work for me. For serious work I actually typed code in Gnu Emacs, and copy/pasted to Eclipse. Painful, and of course a loss of all the nice Eclipse completion facilities.

Emacs+ was very, very close to what I needed when I first stumbled across it a couple of versions ago. The plugin was missing the families of register, and rectangle commands. Registers in particular make life significantly better for coding. I put in a request for these features to the Emacs+ author, and it's all there now. I can no longer distinguish between working in Gnu Emacs and in an Eclipse buffer. This enhancement felt like releasing the hand brake of a car in labored motion. I can now fully focus on the code.

To me: the best plugin among the combined set of Eclipse and Firefox add-ons.

Andreas Paepcke