May 30th, 2012

I’ve been using Emacs as my editor since… I dunno, 5, 6 years now?

Steve Yegge’s js2-mode was an excellent answer for JavaScript coding, but there were a few issues that drove me nuts. Whatever — the benefits outweighed the disadvantages.

Scroll forward to 2012, and I’m refactoring a large codebase, and trying to indent it properly, and Emacs goes nuts. I have to task-kill it several times, until I eventually narrow down the issue to js2-mode trying to indent certain regexes. Aaargh! (And I eventually figured out that I could interrupt the task without killing Emacs, it was just slow to respond….).

Over to google, and I find others with the exact problem, and a solution: Mihai Bazon has a committed patch that isn’t in the release of js2-mode, and some helper functions, as well. Hooray!

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