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is for C source code editing, completions, formatting, compiling, folding, searching, executing, syntax checking, debugging, and other modern IDE features that Emacs supports.

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Swap two statement on adjacent lines in C when one statement takes multiple lines

Assume that I have the following code: int x; string s = "some very long " " string"; I would like to have one command that swaps the order of these without ending up with something like: ...
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How can I build/package Emacs so that the C source files are installed to a standard find-function-C-source-directory?

I want to be able to view C source code of Emacs functions. For example, I want to be able to do M-: (find-function 'message). Emacs prompts me for directory the C sources, so it can set find-...
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How can I have C functions coloured based on whether they are defined?

Colleague of mine showed me a cool feature of gnome-builder which does colour symbols based on whether they are defined or not and I was wondering whether it is possible in Emacs as well. And by that ...
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How to make an alias in eshell

I want to make an alias in eshell so that when I type gcc it actually does gcc -Wall -pedantic -std=c99 but when I make the alias, it just displays gcc -Wall -pedantic -std=c99 and doesn't actually ...
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How to set up hotkey for compiling c code and run the compiled file?

I used to use tmux with vim to write codes in C/C++. So I split the screen into two in tmux and then press F3 to "make" the file. And then I can press F4 to run the "main" file in the next subscreen. ...
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Better syntax-higlighting for member variables and function calls in cpp-mode

In atom, C++ files are well colored unlike emacs cpp-mode. Emacs does not highlight references to member variables, function calls or member functions. They all are uncolored. The left is from emacs ...
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How to add a key map in Emacs source code?

I found ESC-prefix and Control-X-prefix defined in keymap.c: initial_define_key (global_map, 033, "ESC-prefix"); initial_define_key (global_map, Ctl ('X'), "Control-X-prefix"); But no matter what ...
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How to add a new .c file to Emacs source code

I've added my own .c file to Emacs /src directory as well as the following lines emacs.o: ... file.c file.h file.o: file.c in deps.mk I get file.o generated, but it is not linked when generating ...
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How to get semantic syntax highlighting on emacs for C/C++ code

I'm new to emacs and programming in general so please bear with me. I'm trying to use emacs as my C/C++ IDE, and I noticed that in CC mode the variables/functions seemed to be highlighted only during ...
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How to automatically create neat C comment blocks while typing?

Some code editors such as eclipse automatically form neat blocks when you start typing a multi-line comment: Is there some package or another way to do this in emacs too? Edit: To clarify: I do not ...
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Make Helm Projectile to show external sources

I'm pretty new to emacs (was using Vim), primarily using it for Ruby on Rails projects. At my free time, I like to write some C code for STM32 micro-controllers. Unlike RoR project, C project for ...
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Does your project use Elisp for build automation?

I'm building a new appliance, linking BusyBox with Tor on top of a minimal GNU/Linux operating system. I'd like to try something different for the automated build infrastructure with this one and ...
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Emacs GDB does not load shared library symbols

I am trying to debug a C/MPI library that I have built. All objects are compiled using GCC and -ggdb, they are also linked using -ggdb. When I try to attach a gdb session to the process with the -p ...
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Emacs (semantic) include not working for relative personal includes

This works: Running semantic-decoration-include-visit (opens the included header): #include <string.h> #include "/usr/include/gtk-3.0/gtk/gtk.h" Works well. This does not: But if I ...
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Wrong indent in c-mode and c++-mode

In my coding style tabs used to indent and spaces for align. I've configure Emacs for this, but some times emacs places 4 spaces instead of tabulation in some blocks of code. If can be fixed by ...
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How to indent C correctly

I've read several answers on here and on Google and have tried several solutions but nothing is fixing this for me. Right now, if I try to write C code Emacs indents it like so: #include <stdio....
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Turn C Electric Indentation off only for specific characters

Extending Customizing c-mode indentation behavior in emacs-24.4 How can electric indentation be disabled for other specific keys without disabling the entire mode? Specifically, how can electric ...
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How to display type of C variable in a curses type menu?

A friend of mine who uses vim had this useful feature enabled, that allowed him to see type/completion information in a dropdown window even in terminal mode. Currently in emacs I have to actually ...
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emacs cscope integration basics

I am a long term eclipse CDT user migrating to emacs (ver. 23.3.1), because I have to work on a large C codebase accessible only through a telnet/ssh shell. After going through several online guides, ...
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How can I automatically insert a prototype in foo.h from foo.c?

Suppose I'm writing a C program in a file foo.c: int add_numbers(int x, int y, int z) { // Very complex implementation here. return x + y + z; } I want a command that will insert a ...
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Hook that indicates when the cursor has been moved by scrolling

Inspired by this question: Let Emacs move the cursor off-screen, I am considering writing a minor mode that will keep the cursor in a fixed position that is not affected by scrolling operations. I ...
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Why does hook to set up C++ mode indentation not work?

This is my code (defun my/set-c-mode () (local-set-key (kbd "C-c C-c") 'compile) (setq compilation-finish-function 'compilation-exit-autoclose-clone) (setq c-default-style "linux") (setq c-indent-...
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How do I disable ffap (find file at point) when the first two non-space characters in a line are '//'?

In Verilog/C/C++, comments can begin with //. Here's an example comment, //This is a comment I like to use the find-file-at-point feature. If my cursor is on the file name in `include "some_file.v"....