[Mapserver-users] emacs mode for .MAP files
hal at mobilegeographics.com
Mon May 24 04:05:52 EDT 2004
I've put together a fairly simple MapServer mode for the Emacs text
editor. I've been using the module for a few days now under GNU
Emacs and it works pretty well. Haven't tested under XEmacs, but I
expect it would work fine there too.
You can download the mode at
The main thing this mode does is indentation. Your code will be
indented as you type it, or you can reindent/reformat an entire file
at once. It also does some keyword highlighting, but I rarely care
about that myself so haven't worked that feature very much.
Constructs like the one below will add an extra indent level:
PROJECTION "xxxx" "yyyy" "zzzz" END
Instead, use this style:
"xxxx" "yyyy" "zzzz"
(the problem arises for POINTS 1 1 END and anything similar).
I don't have this code checked into any CVS, so if you have
mods/bugfixes, please email me directly. If you have a MAP file that
doesn't format correctly, please send me the file (and a comment
about what doesn't work). License for this Emacs mode is the same as
the MapServer license (and _not_ the GPL).
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