MMM Mode for Emacs ================== OVERVIEW MMM Mode is a minor mode for Emacs that allows Multiple Major Modes (hence the name) to coexist in one buffer. It is particularly well-suited to editing embedded code, such as Mason server-side Perl, or HTML output in CGI scripts. INSTALLATION MMM Mode has a standard GNU configure-driven installation. (See the file INSTALL for generic instructions.) To install mmm-mode in the standard locations, unpack the archive, `cd' to the mmm-mode-X.X.X directory created, and run these commands: ./configure make make install Alternately, since currently MMM Mode is written in pure Emacs Lisp, you could just copy all the *.el files in the distribution to a directory in your `load-path', and optionally byte-compile them manually (see the Emacs Manual). The configure installation also installs the MMM Mode info manual in your site info directory, so if you're installing manually, you might want to do that too. If you have more than one version of emacs installed and want to use MMM in a version other than /usr/bin/emacs, you must set the environment variable EMACS before running `configure', e.g. EMACS=/usr/bin/xemacs ./configure make make install If you want to use MMM in more than one version of emacs, you must either have separate site-lisp directories (such as Debian does), or load it from source every time; byte-compiled files are not portable between emacsen. CONFIGURATION Once MMM Mode is installed, it has to be configured correctly. This can be done in a site-start file or in user's initialization files; probably the latter is preferable, except possibly for autoloads. See the info file for full documentation on the available configuration options. To get started, however, MMM Mode needs to be loaded, either completely, with (require 'mmm-mode) or conditionally, as necessary, with (require 'mmm-auto) The second installs only the major-mode hooks and sets up MMM Mode to load itself automatically when necessary. DOCUMENTATION For further information, see (in order) the accompanying info file (as yet incomplete), the documentation strings of functions and variables, the comments in the source code, and the source code itself. UPDATES The latest version of MMM Mode should always be available from http://mmm-mode.sourceforge.net/. BUG REPORTS Bug reports and suggestions can be submitted at <http://sourceforge.net/bugs/?group_id=8658> or through email to firstname.lastname@example.org. CONTACT INFO MMM Mode is written and maintained by Michael Abraham Shulman <email@example.com>. MAILING LIST To subscribe to the MMM Mode mailing list, visit <http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/mmm-mode-discuss>. The mailing list receives announcements of new releases and provides a forum for discussion of bugs and features. Thanks for using MMM Mode!