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2 IDLWAVE in a Nutshell

Editing IDL Programs

<TAB> Indent the current line relative to context.
C-M-\ Re-indent all lines in the current region.
C-M-q Re-indent all lines in the current routine.
C-u <TAB> Re-indent all lines in the current statement.
M-<RET> Start a continuation line, splitting the current line at point.
M-; Start new comment at line beginning or after code, or (un)comment highlighted region.
M-q Fill the current comment paragraph.
C-c ? Display calling sequence and keywords for the procedure or function call at point.
M-? Load context sensitive online help for nearby routine, keyword, etc.
M-<TAB> Complete a procedure name, function name or keyword in the buffer.
C-c C-i Update IDLWAVE's knowledge about functions and procedures.
C-c C-v Visit the source code of a procedure/function.
C-u C-c C-v Visit the source code of a procedure/function in this buffer.
C-c C-h Insert a standard documentation header.
C-c <RET> Insert a new timestamp and history item in the documentation header.

Running the IDLWAVE Shell, Debugging Programs

C-c C-s Start IDL as a subprocess and/or switch to the shell buffer.
<Up>, M-p Cycle back through IDL command history.
<Down>,M-n Cycle forward.
<TAB> Complete a procedure name, function name or keyword in the shell buffer.
C-c C-d C-c Save and compile the source file in the current buffer.
C-c C-d C-e Compile and run the current region.
C-c C-d C-x Go to next syntax error.
C-c C-d C-v Switch to electric debug mode.
C-c C-d C-b Set a breakpoint at the nearest viable source line.
C-c C-d C-d Clear the nearest breakpoint.
C-c C-d [ Go to the previous breakpoint.
C-c C-d ] Go to the next breakpoint.
C-c C-d C-p Print the value of the expression near point in IDL.

Commonly used Settings in .emacs

     ;; Change the indentation preferences
     ;; Start autoloading routine info after 2 idle seconds
     (setq idlwave-init-rinfo-when-idle-after 2)
     ;; Pad operators with spaces
     (setq idlwave-do-actions t
           idlwave-surround-by-blank t)
     ;; Syntax Highlighting
     (add-hook 'idlwave-mode-hook 'turn-on-font-lock)
     ;; Automatically start the shell when needed
     (setq idlwave-shell-automatic-start t)
     ;; Bind debugging commands with CONTROL and SHIFT modifiers
     (setq idlwave-shell-debug-modifiers '(control shift))