September 28, 2004 6:15 PM
GnuEmacs is what I use as an Integrated Development Environment for most of my programming needs. During C/C++ development, repetitive re-compilation using M-x recompile is something that can use a little bit of tweaking to make life easier. I like the compilation window to disappear if the compilation was successful. Here's the code to do that:

;;; Customize compilation
(defun compile-check-delete (buf str)
  (if (string= str "finished\n")
	(message "Compilation Finished Successfully")

(setq compilation-finish-function 'compile-check-delete)

I also like to bind recompile coupled with a shell when I'm in C mode to C-c C-r.

(define-key c-mode-map (kbd "C-c C-r")
  (lambda ()

It pays to remember C-x ` to get to the locus of the first error encountered during compilation.


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