Monthly Archives: December 2011

Exploratory Programming In Emacs

This is the final post of my series on storing data as Lisp programs (see here, here, here, here, and here). I hope that those of you have read the whole series have a new or renewed appreciation for the … Continue reading

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Filtering Lisp-Based Log Files With Emacs Wrap-Up

Yesterday's post discussed some rudimentary methods of having log files stored as Lisp filter themselves. Today I planned to finish that discussion and remark on how Emacs provides a powerful environment for exploratory programming. The discussion of the 3 challenge … Continue reading

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Filtering Log Files Stored As Lisp With Emacs

Yesterday, I wrote about transforming log files stored as Lisp. Today, I want to continue that theme by considering how we can have the log file filter itself so that we can pick out records meeting certain criteria. I wasn't … Continue reading

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More Fun With Log Files Stored As Lisp

A couple of days ago, I wrote about Converting S-Expressions To XML in Emacs. That post was occasioned by my recent rereading of Steve Yegge's The Emacs Problem in which he talks about, among other things, the utility of storing … Continue reading

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This Is Just Too Weird

But if you want a visualization of quick sort, they've got you covered.

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Org Version 7.8.02 Is OUT

There's a new version of Org mode available. You can download it from here. The download page also has instructions for cloning the Git repository so that you can stay as up-to-date as you like. The main changes appear to … Continue reading

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Converting S-Expressions To XML In Emacs

My last two posts mentioned the ease with which s-expressions can be converted to XML and vice versa. Out of curiosity, I decided to write an sexpr to XML function in Elisp. The implementation consists of two functions. The first, … Continue reading

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Ruby vs. Lisp

Yesterday, I wrote about Steve Yegge's The Emacs Problem post in which he examined a claim by a colleague that, among other things, Emacs should be rewritten to use Ruby as the interpreter. Today, serendipitously, I came across Learning Ruby, … Continue reading

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The Emacs Problem

Almost all Emacs users are familiar with Steve Yegge's Effective Emacs post. If you're an Emacs user and haven't read it, stop what you're doing and go read it right now. As it happens, Yegge wrote several posts about Emacs … Continue reading

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Copying Or Writing An Emacs Region

Emacs provides a nice set of commands to copy a region in a buffer to another buffer or to write it to a file. In each case, these functions will prompt for the name of the file or buffer when … Continue reading

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