Monthly Archives: February 2013

SBCL 1.1.4

Somehow I missed the fact that SBCL 1.1.4 was released at the end of January. I just compiled and installed it and as usual everything is fine. The new release is mainly bug fixes and an optimization to the LOOP … Continue reading

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Password Horror

This isn't the usual post about some nincompoop making yet another foolish security mistake. It's about a guy who does (almost) everything right and almost loses it all. Over at the White Hat Security Blog, Jeremiah Grossman tells a chilling … Continue reading

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Elisp

No wonder it's so hard to learn.

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Remarks on EmacsGolf Challenge 1

Apparently I was a bit sloppy with my wording because everyone missed the fact that there was a second part to this challenge. Every line that started with an “open figure” was supposed to be deleted. That was just a … Continue reading

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Emacs Batch Text Processing

Xah Lee has a page up on batch text processing with Emacs. The page is a recapitulation of several tips that Lee has published before. These tips were very helpful to me when I was trying to learn the Elisp … Continue reading

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Replace Emacs?

Lord I get tired of reading this sort of thing. The tl;dr is that: N00bs don't like Emacs because it's not like Notepad and thus has a steep learning curve. Most Lispers use Emacs. Because of 1. and 2. n00bs … Continue reading

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More Multiple-Cursors Functionality

On his Emacs Rocks twitter feed, Magnor Sveen announced some useful additions to his multiple-cursors package. If you active regions with multiple-cursors you can now perform the following operations on them Reverse the lines in the regions Sort the regions … Continue reading

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VimGolf In Emacs: A Numbered List

The conventional wisdom is that Vim is much more efficient—at least in keystrokes—than Emacs. In working the various VimGolf challenges and reading (or watching) other peoples' solutions I've found that that's often true but not always. A non-trivial part of … Continue reading

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Some Common Lisp Resources

Here's a collection of some useful Common Lisp resources that I've come across recently. Getting started with Common Lisp A useful introduction to the basics of using Common Lisp for the n00b. 9 of the Best Free Lisp Books A … Continue reading

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A First Emacs Challenge

Xah Lee has contributed a challenge that serves as an excellent example of one of the types of problems I think we should concentrate on if we start an EmacsGolf site. I like this problem because it is a real … Continue reading

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