22.4 Ada Mode for
The Glide mode for programming in Ada (both, Ada83 and Ada95) helps the
user in understanding existing code and facilitates writing new code. It
furthermore provides some utility functions for easier integration of
standard Emacs features when programming in Ada.
22.4.1 General Features:
- Full Integrated Development Environment :
- support of 'project files' for the configuration (directories,
- compiling and stepping through error messages.
- running and debugging your applications within Glide.
- easy to use for beginners by pull-down menus,
- user configurable by many user-option variables.
22.4.2 Ada Mode Features That Help Understanding Code:
- functions for easy and quick stepping through Ada code,
- getting cross reference information for identifiers (e.g. find the
defining place by a keystroke),
- displaying an index menu of types and subprograms and move point to
the chosen one,
- automatic color highlighting of the various entities in Ada code.
22.4.3 Glide Support for Writing Ada Code:
- switching between spec and body files with possible
autogeneration of body files,
- automatic formating of subprograms parameter lists.
- automatic smart indentation according to Ada syntax,
- automatic completion of identifiers,
- automatic casing of identifiers, keywords, and attributes,
- insertion of statement templates,
- filling comment paragraphs like filling normal text,
For more information, please refer to the online Glide documentation
available in the Glide –> Help Menu.