To install this package, run in Emacs:
M-x package-install RET sm-c-mode RET
This started as an experiment to see concretely where&how SMIE falls down when trying to handle a language like C, to get an idea of maybe what it would take to change SMIE to better support C-style syntax. So, this does provide "SMIE-based indentation for C" and might even do it OK in practice, but it really doesn't benefit much from SMIE: - it does a lot of its own parsing by hand. - its smie-rules-function also does a lot of indentation by hand. Hopefully at some point, someone will find a way to extend SMIE such that we can handle C without having to constantly work around SMIE, e.g. it'd be nice to hook sm-c--while-to-do, sm-c--else-to-if, sm-c--boi, sm-c--boe, ... into SMIE at some level. This is not designed to supplant Emacs's built-in c-mode, which does a more thorough job. It was not even meant to be used by anyone, really, but I finally decided to release this because some users pointed out that on slow machines it can be a worthy lightweigth alternative. Known limitations: - This mode makes no attempt to try and handle sanely K&R style function definitions (i.e. where the type of arguments is given between the list of arguments and the body). There are 2 good reasons for that: this old syntax sucks and should be laid to rest, and it'd be a lot of extra work to try and handle it.