ropemacs, rope in emacs
Ropemacs is an emacs mode that uses rope_ library to provide features
like refactorings and code-assists. You should install rope_ library
and Pymacs before using ropemacs.
.. _`rope`: http://rope.sf.net/
* Auto-completing python names (code-assist); ``M-/``
* Rope find file; ``C-c p f``
* Generate python element; ``C-c n [vfcmp]``
* Previewing changes
* Specifying refactoring options
* Restructuring support
* Added ``rope-confirm-saving`` variable
* Only activating local keys in python mode
* Find file and advanced matching
You can get Pymacs from http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~pinard/pymacs/.
But version 0.22 does not work with Python 2.5 because of the lack of
file encoding declarations. A simple patch is included:
After installing pymacs, add these lines to your ``~/.emacs`` file::
(pymacs-load "ropemacs" "rope-")
Rope registers its local keys using ``python-mode`` hook. If you
don't want to use rope with ``python-mode`` you can add
``rope-register-local-keys`` lisp function to some other hook.
If you want to load ropemacs only when you really need it, you can use
a function like this instead of that::
(defun load-ropemacs ()
"Load pymacs and ropemacs"
(pymacs-load "ropemacs" "rope-")
(setq rope-confirm-saving 'nil)
And execute ``load-ropemacs`` whenever you want to use ropemacs. Also
if you don't want to install rope library and ropemacs you can put
them somewhere and add them to the ``PYTHONPATH`` before loading
ropemacs in your ``.emacs``::
(setenv "PYTHONPATH" (concat (getenv "PYTHONPATH")
Rope refactorings use a special kind of dialog. When you start a
refactoring, you'll be asked to confirm saving modified python
buffers; you can change it by using ``rope-confirm-saving`` variable.
Adding ``(setq rope-confirm-saving 'nil)`` to your ``.emacs`` file,
will make emacs save them without asking.
After that depending on the refactoring, you'll be asked about the
essential information a refactoring needs to know (like the new name
in rename refactoring).
Next you'll see the base prompt of a refactoring dialog that shows
something like "Choose what to do". You can choose to set other
optional refactoring options; after setting each option you'll be
returned back to the base prompt. Finally, you can ask rope to
perform, preview or cancel the refactoring.
See keybinding_ section and try the refactorings yourself.
By using ``rope-find-file`` (``C-x p f`` by default), you can search
for files in your project. When you complete the minibuffer you'll
see all files in the project; files are shown as their reversed paths.
For instance ``projectroot/docs/todo.txt`` is shown like
``todo.txt<docs``. This way you can find files faster in your
Uses almost the same keybinding as ropeide.
C-x p o rope-open-project
C-x p k rope-close-project
C-x p f rope-find-file
C-x p u rope-undo-refactoring
C-x p r rope-redo-refactoring
C-c r r rope-rename
C-c r l rope-extract-variable
C-c r m rope-extract-method
C-c r i rope-inline
C-c r v rope-move
C-c r 1 r rope-rename-current-module
C-c r 1 v rope-move-current-module
C-c r 1 p rope-module-to-package
C-c g rope-goto-definition
C-c C-d rope-show-doc
C-c i o rope-organize-imports
C-c n v rope-generate-variable
C-c n f rope-generate-function
C-c n c rope-generate-class
C-c n m rope-generate-module
C-c n p rope-generate-package
* ``rope-confirm-saving``: If non-nil, you have to confirm saving all
modified python files before refactorings; otherwise they are saved
automatically. Defaults to ``t``.
Send your bug reports, feature requests and patches to `rope-dev (at)
.. _`rope-dev (at) googlegroups.com`: http://groups.google.com/group/rope-dev
This program is under the terms of GPL (GNU General Public License).
Have a look at ``COPYING`` file for more information.