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Specman and e have
been around for a while, and some clever people have developed a nice syntax highlighting package for Emacs. What does this package do? Well, have a look
Editing in Emacs
with the Specman mode
Editing in Emacs without
the Specman mode
As you can see, the Specman mode gives you syntax
highlighting, automatic indentation, it detects comments and shows them in
different font or color if you like, adds end-comments (for example, after "};" you get a
comment that tells you what struct/unit was edited), inserts newline after a
semicolon and more...
The Specman mode for Emacs used to be available here (www.specman-mode.com), but unfortunately
this site is no longer actively maintained. If you do need a more recent
version (e.g., if you want to run with Emacs 24.x or later), please download it
from the related Cadence forum post.
Once you've downloaded and unzipped it, you need to setup Emacs or Xemacs to load the mode when you start the editor. The mechanics to
achieve that are slightly different in Emacs and Xemacs. For Emacs, edit the
file <HOME>/.emacs and add the following:
;; indicate where the package
;; load the package
;; setup files ending in .e or .ecom to open in
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.e\\'" . specman-mode))
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.ecom\\'" . specman-mode))