[Mono-list] Editor frustration.

Thomas F. Burdick tfb@OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Wed, 1 Aug 2001 00:21:28 -0700

John Barnette writes:
 > Guys, feel free to reply to this offlist.  After a rabid, foaming fit at the
 > inadequacy of all freely-available GUI editors, I decided to go for broke
 > and switch to XEMACS.  While I'm currently overwhelmed with C-this and
 > M-that, I'm already pretty damn amused.
 > Amused, yes, but I'd rather be writing code.  Could somebody enlighten me as
 > how to either switch the mode (I assume cc-mode will work reasonably well
 > for C#) or bind a mode to a file's extension?
 > Gracias in advance,

To switch a buffer's mode to FOO-mode, type M-x FOO-mode.  To make it
work automatically based on the file extension, add this to your
~/.emacs file:
  (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.cs\\'" . java-mode))

By the way, you might check out viper, the vi emulation package for
Emacs.  I know it exists in FSF Emacs, and I assume it does in XEmacs,
too.  I know some ex-vi'ers who swear by it.