Questions tagged [smie]

SMIE (Simple Minded Indentation Engine) is a package that provides a generic navigation and indentation engine. Based on a very simple parser using an “operator precedence grammar”, it lets major modes extend the sexp-based navigation of Lisp to non-Lisp languages as well as provide a simple to use but reliable auto-indentation.

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Is there any SMIE documentation that is clear?

I've spent many, many hours now trying to get any sort of SMIE indentation rule/grammar/thing working. Are there any examples of a small, toy or skeleton SMIE-based mode with documentation on how it ...
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How do I parse a simple grammar and obtain a syntax tree in Emacs lisp?

How can I construct a parse tree from a string and a simple grammar? Semantic seems very tricky, and SMIE does not seem to produce a parse tree. Here's an example, assuming a language that looks like ...
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what are the options to write a language grammar for a new major mode?

I am writing a major mode for a programming language that has a well-defined grammar: it has a BNF, formalised in some happy files. I don't particularly want to re-implement the BNF as a series of ...
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Parsing parentheses: smie vs syntax table

I am maintaining a mode for a programming language with... let's say "annoying" syntax constructs. For example, the angle brackets (no idea if it is the correct word) < and > are parentheses. ...
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Do not align nested calls when using ruby-smie

When using the newly added ruby formatting functionality I face the following problem: I would really like for my rspec code to be formatted like the following: it do is_expected.to match(/\[Error\...
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Some warnings and unexpected indentation with SMIE

I'm trying SMIE to describe the Nix language. Unfortunately when I use it, I have the following problems: There are 4 messages saying: Warning (smie): token } is both closer and neither. Which I do ...
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SMIE Basic Identation and Block Example

I've tried for a while to create a simple major mode that uses SMIE to perform navigation and indentation, but it seems like even the simple examples that I've found seems to break quite easily. The ...
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How to control line-continuation using SMIE?

I'm trying to implement qmake-mode using SMIE(https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/elisp/SMIE.html), but I have no idea how to control indent width in line-continuation. Block ...
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Using SMIE for language without comment syntax

I'm making a major mode for json (which has no comments), and using SMIE for 'free' indenting. I've currently got a half-baked grammar called json-grammar, and no rules-function. Consequently, I'm ...
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SMIE default syntax : First level of indentation

When you only do that in your major mode : (require 'smie) (smie-setup nil #'ignore) That means SMIE but no grammar, and no rules. And it's great. It makes the point stay on col0 when you TAB and ...
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SMIE Indenting Arguments and Blocks

This is closely related to a previous question I asked here: SMIE Basic Identation and Block Example However, it is sufficiently different (and already big enough) that I might as well ask it as a ...
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How can I get SMIE to not treat keywords as parentheses?

I'm writing an SMIE-based mode for a language that has type definitions that look like this: type Foo = { foo : Int, bar : String } One problem I'm running into is that type and = are treated as ...