Monthly Archives: October 2015

Emacs Mini Manual (Basics)

Tu Do (tuhdo) has an excellent series of primers on Emacs. The first one is the Emacs Mini Manual (PART 1) - THE BASICS. It's about 40 pages when printed as a PDF so it's much more than an extended … Continue reading

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Combining Incremental Search and Query-Replace

Here's a very nice tip from Johan Lindstrom: #emacs tip: C-s (incremental-search), now C-w (pick up words), and then the real tip: M-% to query-replace the searched-for text. *BOOM* — Johan Lindstrom (@jplindstrom) October 1, 2015

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DWIM in the Minibuffer

Artur Malabarba has an excellent Emacs tip on how to get the minibuffer to make an informed guess as to what who want to enter at the prompt. This is a really nice tip and something I didn't know. Be … Continue reading

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Emacs Streams

One of the nicest things in Scheme, I think, is the notion of streams. These are basically lazy, infinite lists. The idea is that you want a list of (possibly computationally complex) objects of indeterminate length. You could calculate the … Continue reading

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Daniel Gopar Chats with Sacha

Daniel Gopar has started a series of Emacs interview podcasts called Emacs.el. His first subject, fittingly, is Sacha Chua. Gopar and Chua have a far ranging discussion on Emacs. Gopar starts off by asking the obligatory “How did you get … Continue reading

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Emacs for Scholars

At Emacsconf 2015, Erik Hetzner gave a very interesting talk on Making Emacs a Better Tool for Scholars. Hetzner works for the Public Library of Science, which publishes about 30,000 papers every year. He notes that about 90% of those … Continue reading

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Password Enforcement

Ryan Winchester has a nice post complaining about the stupid password rules that some sites enforce. It's not that Winchester and the rest of us aren't in favor of stronger passwords or even that we mind some rules that might … Continue reading

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Emacs as a C++ IDE

I often see Tweets or posts asking for help in finding a way of using Emacs as a C++ IDE. Mostly people turn to Eclipse for features such as Jump to definition (of class, function, etc.) Autocompletion On-the-fly syntax highlighting … Continue reading

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A Chat with Brian Kernighan

Arguably, the third most famous member of the Unix pantheon is Brian Kernighan. Although he did not, in fact, work on the development of the C language (he was the co-author along with Ritchie of the definitive book on C) … Continue reading

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Video on Using Org Mode for Your Init File 2

Two weeks ago, I wrote about Daniel Mai's video on writing your Emacs configuration as an Org file. He showed how to organize your configuration in a literate programming way. Now he has a second video that ties everything together … Continue reading

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