[fpc-pascal] [OT] which editor - emacs?

David Emerson dle3ab at angelbase.com
Tue Jan 12 19:55:36 CET 2010

It took me a couple years to take that plunge (of course a couple years 
ago Lazarus was not as robust as it is today) but I will never go back!

Lazarus does have the distinct disadvantage that it's cumbersome to work 
on multiple projects at once. Especially, e.g., if I want to test some 
feature or idea in a new little project, I tend to just do that in a 
separate editor rather than opening another group of lazarus windows or 
closing the big project I'm working on.

Some of the most valuable hotkeys for me are ctrl-click on an identifier 
to jump to declaration; and the same can be done with ctrl-shift-up. To 
go down to implementation, ctrl-shift-down (codetools commands - find 
procedure method). I've also customized other hotkeys, e.g. moving from 
tab to tab, which make the source editor feel more like other editors. 
The customizability coupled with the great codetools features are 


On Sun 10 Jan 2010, Hans-Peter Suter wrote:
> 2010/1/10 dmitry boyarintsev <skalogryz.lists at gmail.com>:
> > I use Lazarus as my primary IDE (i have to use Delphi in windows 
> > Lazarus is the only IDE i'm using on Mac OS X.
> Just installed Lazarus and it's much better than I expected. Simple
> things like 'navigating around' are great. Didn't (yet) debug and
> still call the make script from the terminal though.
> What I miss, is the TextMate ability to drag a folder containing
> subfolders with .pas code files into the (libray) project.
> Cheers,
> Hans-Peter
> PS: thanks also to the other suggestions! And if somebody uses Emacs I
> am still interested to hear about how it goes. Thanks again!
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