CC Mode NEWS -- user visible changes. -*- outline -*-
+** The hardcoded switch to "java" style in Java mode is gone.
+CC Mode used to automatically set the style to "java" when Java mode
+is entered. This has now been removed since it causes too much
+However, to keep backward compatibility to a certain extent, the
+default value for c-default-style now specifies the "java" style for
+java-mode, but "gnu" for all other modes (as before). So you won't
+notice the change if you haven't touched that variable.
+** New cleanups, space-before-funcall and compact-empty-funcall.
+Two new cleanups have been added to c-cleanup-list:
+space-before-funcall causes a space to be inserted before the opening
+parenthesis of a function call, which gives the style "foo (bar)".
+compact-empty-funcall causes any space before a function call opening
+parenthesis to be removed if there are no arguments to the function.
+It's typically useful together with space-before-funcall to get the
+style "foo (bar)" and "foo()".
+** Some keywords now automatically trigger reindentation.
+Keywords like "else", "while", "catch" and "finally" have been made
+"electric" to make them reindent automatically when they continue an
+earlier statement. An example:
+for (i = 0; i < 17; i++)
+Here, the "else" should be indented like the preceding "if", since it
+continues that statement. CC Mode will automatically reindent it after
+the "else" has been typed in full, since it's not until then it's
+possible to decide whether it's a new statement or a continuation of
+CC Mode uses Abbrev mode to achieve this, which is therefore turned on
+** M-a and M-e now moves by sentence in multiline strings.
+Previously these two keys only moved by sentence in comments, which
+meant that sentence movement didn't work in strings containing
+documentation or other natural language text.
+The reason it's only activated in multiline strings (i.e. strings that
+contain a newline, even when escaped by a '\') is to avoid stopping in
+the short strings that often reside inside statements. Multiline
+strings almost always contain text in a natural language, as opposed
+to other strings that typically contain format specifications,
+commands, etc. Also, it's not that bothersome that M-a and M-e misses
+sentences in single line strings, since they're short anyway.
+** Support for autodoc comments in Pike mode.
+Autodoc comments for Pike are used to extract documentation from the
+source, like Javadoc in Java. Pike mode now recognize this markup in
+comment prefixes and paragraph starts.
+** The comment prefix regexps on c-comment-prefix may be mode specific.
+When c-comment-prefix is an association list, it specifies the comment
+line prefix on a per-mode basis, like c-default-style does. This
+change came about to support the special autodoc comment prefix in
+** Better handling of syntactic errors.
+The recovery after unbalanced parens earlier in the buffer has been
+improved; CC Mode now reports them by dinging and giving a message
+stating the offending line, but still recovers and indent the
+following lines in a sane way (most of the time). An "else" with no
+matching "if" is handled similarly. If an error is discovered while
+indenting a region, the whole region is still indented and the error
+** Lineup functions may now return absolute columns.
+A lineup function can give an absolute column to indent the line to by
+returning a vector with the desired column as the first element.
+** More robust and warning-free byte compilation.
+Although this is strictly not a user visible change (well, depending
+on the view of a user), it's still worth mentioning that CC Mode now
+can be compiled in the standard ways without causing trouble. Some
+code have also been moved between the subpackages to enhance the
+modularity somewhat. Thanks to Martin Buchholz for doing the
Note: This is mostly a bugfix release. The features labeled
-experimental in 5.26 remain
s and are now considered permanent.
+experimental in 5.26 remain and are now considered permanent.
** c-style-variables-are-local-p now defaults to t.
This is an incompatible change that has been made to make the behavior
Note: This release contains changes that might not be compatible with
current user setups (although it's believed that these
-incompatibilities will only show in very uncommon circumstances).
+incompatibilities will only show in very uncommon circumstances).
However, since the impact is uncertain, these changes may be rolled
back depending on user feedback. Therefore there's no forward
compatibility guarantee wrt the new features introduced in this
When the initial style for a buffer is determined by CC Mode (from the
variable c-default-style), the global values of style variables now
take precedence over the values specified by the chosen style. This
than the old behavior: previously, the style-specific
+is different the old behavior: previously, the style-specific
settings would override the global settings. This change makes it
possible to do simple configuration in the intuitive way with
Customize or with setq lines in one's .emacs file.
Note: Due to the extensive changes, this version was a beta test
-release that was never public
+release that was never publicly announced.
** Support for the Pike language added, along with new Pike specific
syntactic symbols: inlambda, lambda-intro-cont
keybindings in c-mode-base-map instead.
** The function c-electric-delete and variable c-delete-function are
-handled differently now, in order to accomodate the separation of the
+handled differently now, in order to accomodate the separation of the
BackSpace and Delete keysyms. CC Mode now binds only the Delete
keysym to c-electric-delete (which runs c-delete-function), and the
BackSpace keysym to c-electric-backspace (which runs