- The hardcoded switch to
"java" style in Java
mode is gone.
CC Mode used to automatically set the style to
"java" when Java mode is entered. This has now been
removed since it caused too much confusion.
However, to keep backward compatibility to a certain extent, the
default value for
c-default-style now specifies the
"java" style for
"gnu" for all other modes (as before). So you still
won't notice the change if you haven't touched that variable.
- New cleanups,
Two new cleanups have been added to
space-before-funcall causes a space to be
inserted before the opening parenthesis of a function call, which
gives the style "
compact-empty-funcall causes any space before a
function call opening parenthesis to be removed if there are no
arguments to the function. It's typically useful together with
space-before-funcall to get the style
foo (bar)" and "
- Some keywords now automatically trigger reindentation.
finally have been made
"electric" to make them reindent automatically when they continue an
earlier statement. An example:
for (i = 0; i < 17; i++)
res += a[i]->offset;
else should be indented like the preceding
if, since it continues that statement. CC Mode will
automatically reindent it after the
else has been typed
in full, since it's not until then it's possible to decide whether
it's a new statement or a continuation of the preceding
CC Mode uses Abbrev mode to achieve this, which is therefore
turned on by default.
M-e now moves by sentence
in multiline strings.
Previously these two keys only moved by sentence in comments,
which meant that sentence movement didn't work in strings containing
documentation or other natural language text.
The reason it's only activated in multiline strings (i.e. strings
that contain a newline, even when escaped by a '
to avoid stopping in the short strings that often reside inside
statements. Multiline strings almost always contain text in a
natural language, as opposed to other strings that typically contain
format specifications, commands, etc. Also, it's not that
sentences in single line strings, since they're short anyway.
- Support for autodoc comments in Pike mode.
Autodoc comments for Pike are used to extract documentation from
the source, like Javadoc in Java. Pike mode now recognize this
markup in comment prefixes and paragraph starts.
- The comment prefix regexps on
may be mode specific.
c-comment-prefix is an association list, it
specifies the comment line prefix on a per-mode basis, like
c-default-style does. This change came about to
support the special autodoc comment prefix in Pike mode only.
- Better handling of syntactic errors.
The recovery after unbalanced parens earlier in the buffer has
been improved; CC Mode now reports them by dinging and giving a
message stating the offending line, but still recovers and indent
the following lines in a sane way (most of the time). An
else with no matching
if is handled
similarly. If an error is discovered while indenting a region, the
whole region is still indented and the error is reported afterwards.
- Lineup functions may now return absolute columns.
A lineup function can give an absolute column to indent the line
to by returning a vector with the desired column as the first
- More robust and warning-free byte compilation.
Although this is strictly not a user visible change (well,
depending on the view of a user), it's still worth mentioning that
CC Mode now can be compiled in the standard ways without causing
trouble. Some code have also been moved between the subpackages to
enhance the modularity somewhat. Thanks to Martin Buchholz for
doing the groundwork.