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ENSIME

the ENhanced Scala Interaction Mode for Emacs

A quick note on status: Events in my life have conspired to give me less free time to work on ENSIME. However, I still believe in this project, and will try to respond to pull requests / bug fixes in a timely manner. I do hope to move it back to the front burner some day Best, Aemon

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Features

  • Highlight errors and warnings in your code buffers.
  • Inspect the type of any expression.
  • Browse packages
  • Completion for variables, methods, constructors, etc.
  • Incrementally search through classpath symbols
  • Find all references to a symbol
  • Jump to symbol definitions.
  • Semantic Highlighting
  • Automated Refactorings (rename, organize imports, extract method)
  • Source Formatting
  • AST-based selection
  • Supports sbt 11,12
  • Embedded sbt shell
  • REPL
  • Debug support

Demo Videos (some are very out of date!)

System Requirements

  • Emacs 22 or later.
  • Linux, Mac OSX, Windows
  • Java Runtime
  • A Scala 2.8.x or 2.9.x project

Documentation

Getting Started

1) Install scala-mode2

Although it's not required, ENSIME is designed to compliment an existing scala major mode. scala-mode2 is an excellent scala mode, and can be found at https://github.com/hvesalai/scala-mode2

2) Install the ENSIME Server

Download the ENSIME distribution from the releases page. Unpack the ENSIME distribution into a directory of your choosing.

Add the following lines to your .emacs file:

;; load the ensime lisp code...
(add-to-list 'load-path "ENSIME_ROOT/src/main/elisp/")
(require 'ensime)

;; This step causes the ensime-mode to be started whenever
;; scala-mode is started for a buffer. You may have to customize this step
;; if you're not using the standard scala mode.
(add-hook 'scala-mode-hook 'ensime-scala-mode-hook)

3) If you are using sbt, install the ENSIME Sbt Plugin (otherwise, see the manual)

Add the following lines to your project/plugins.sbt file:

addSbtPlugin("org.ensime" % "ensime-sbt-cmd" % "VERSION")

Replace VERSION with the latest version of the plugin, available on the plugin page. Then, from an sbt shell, generate your ENSIME project:

ensime generate

Note: Currently, it may be necessary to first delete your project/target directories before running 'ensime generate'.

You should now have a .ensime file in the root of your project. There's no need to edit this file manually as you can now specify ENSIME settings directly from your sbt build file. Check the manual for details.

4) Start ENSIME

From inside Emacs, execute M-x ensime

Developer Quick Start

Note: This section is for people who want to hack on ENSIME itself.

After cloning, and before you can run ENSIME, you must create the distribution directory structure. The sbt task 'stage' will create the directory 'dist' underneath the root clone directory. Then, follow the install instructions in section 2.2 above, substituting CLONE_DIR/dist as the root of your ENSIME distribution.

The work-flow I use when hacking ENSIME:

  • Edit source files
  • 'sbt stage'
  • Stop existing ENSIME server by killing inferior-ensime-server buffer
  • Restart ENSIME with M-x ensime
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