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(defvar *default-compilation-file* "Makefile")
(defun smart-compile ()
"Saves current buffer, and depending on context:
- in an elisp file, runs elk tests and returns.
- if the compile command contains \"make\", and a makefile is
found in the current directory or upward, runs the compile
- otherwise, switches to rake for the current buffer and
I use it like this:
(global-set-key [(f9)] 'smart-compile)
(if eldoc-mode
(progn (eval-buffer)
(when (fboundp 'elk-test-run-all-buffers)
(elk-test-run-all-buffers t)))
(when (and (string-match "make" compile-command)
(null (nearest-compilation-file default-directory
(message "No Makefile found, switching to rake")
(set (make-local-variable 'compile-command) "rake"))
(compile compile-command)))
(defun nearest-compilation-file (dir compilation-file)
"Search for the compilation file traversing up the directory tree."
(let ((file-path (concat dir compilation-file))
(parent (file-name-directory (directory-file-name dir))))
((file-exists-p file-path) file-path)
((string= dir parent) nil)
(t (nearest-compilation-file parent compilation-file)))))
(defun reach-compilation-file ()
"If your compile command containts 'make', goes up in the path
until it finds a makefile. I use it like this:
(eval-after-load \"compile\"
'(setq compilation-process-setup-function 'reach-compilation-file))
(when (string-match "make"
(car compilation-arguments))
(let ((compilation-file (nearest-compilation-file (expand-file-name default-directory)
(when (null compilation-file)
(error "No file named '%s' found" *default-compilation-file*))
(setq default-directory (file-name-directory compilation-file)))))
(defun compile-goto-error-and-close-compilation-window ()
"Useful to close compilation windows, so you have only one
window open at any time (I set `pop-up-windows' to nil). I use
it like this:
(eval-after-load \"compile\"
[remap compile-goto-error]
(delete-windows-on "*compilation*"))
(provide 'smart-compile)
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