Compiling an iOS/Xcode project from Emacs
I've been learning iOS development, and slowly adding objective-c support to my emacs configuration, since Xcode is ridiculously slow on the ancient second-hand macbook air I've been using. So far
objc-mode has great syntax highlighting, and my basic autocomplete setup is functional enough, but it's no fun having to keep Xcode open or switch to a shell to build the project.
This handy little function fixes that by running
xcodebuild in the root of your git project:
(defun xcode-compile () "Compiles the current project with xcodebuild" (interactive) (let ((dir (vc-find-root buffer-file-name ".git"))) (when dir (cd dir) (compile "xcodebuild -configuration Debug -sdk iphonesimulator"))))
And add a keybinding for it to
(add-hoo 'objc-mode-hook (lambda () (local-set-key "\C-c\c" 'xcode-compile)))
Now all I need to add is linting and eldoc support, and I can leave Xcode alone!