Monthly Archives: August 2012

Arguments against call/cc

Pascal Constanza has a post that points us to an article by Oleg Kiselyow that argues against the call/cc function. Regular readers know that I am an admirer of call/cc so I'm not sure I agree with the idea that … Continue reading

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Some Common Lisp Tip Tweets

Jean-Philippe Paradis over at HexstreamSoft has a very nice set of tweets on Common Lisp tips. For example, 【Meta+x】 slime-cheat-sheet opens a new frame with useful slime commands and their shortcuts. As Paradis remarks, this is virtually unknown—I sure didn't … Continue reading

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Upgrading to Emacs 24.2

Just a quick note to announce that I just upgraded my Mac (OS X Lion) to Emacs 24.2 from source. The upgrade went without any problems so if you're on a Mac, there's no reason to wait. From the top … Continue reading

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Impatient Mode

You may have seen some of the posts about Chris Wellons' Emacs HTTP Server, an HTTP server that operates from within Emacs. Now Brian Taylor has built on that to provide Impatient Mode, an Emacs package that renders an Emacs … Continue reading

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The magic-mode-alist

Most Emacs users know how to associate a file type with a major mode by using the auto-mode-alist variable to associate a file extension with a major mode. I recently learned of another way thanks to Xah Lee who posted … Continue reading

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Readable S-Expressions

Why do people keep doing this? They should stop. Now. Really. There is nothing wrong with parentheses. Lispers like them and deal with them without difficulty. There is nothing wrong with Lisp syntax. Lispers like it and deal with it … Continue reading

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Emacs

It's everywhere!

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The Emacs Manual in Info

This is definitely a note to myself. Doubtless everyone knows this but for some reason I can never seem to remember it so I am recording it in a post. If you're an Emacs user and your initials are not … Continue reading

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Lena

I ran across this astounding story of Singapore researchers at Singpore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research generating a digital image with 100,000 DPI resolution. This is close to the theoretical maximum resolution and is therefore a significant achievement. What … Continue reading

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Scientific American on Piracy

David Pogue over at Scientific American has an interesting article that makes a point that most Irreal readers are familiar with: Hollywood encourages piracy by not making movies available legally. Pogue points out that many popular movies are not available … Continue reading

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