Tag Archives: Emacs

Launching Emacs Features

Artur Malabarba has a nice riff on his toggling keymap that I wrote about here. This time he considers launching Emacs commands such as calc, ediff-buffers, man, shell, proced, and others. As Malabarba says, these are useful commands that you … Continue reading

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Three Groups of Editors

I came across this tweet People are categorized in 3 groups. "Almighty Emacsians", "Vim users", "Dumb-asses" :)) #emacs #vim — lxsameer (@lxsameer) August 29, 2014 that reminded me of my slightly less controversial post on the same subject. That post was … Continue reading

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The Real Purpose of Operating Systems

An amusing anecdote from Perry Metzger's The Editor of a Lifetime talk. I don't care what OS I use, it's just a boot loader for #Emacs anyway. --Some U. Penn PhD student — jandrusk (@jandrusk) August 21, 2014

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Mathematics in a Blog Post

As some of you know, I was trained as a mathematician. It's odd, then, that my posts don't have more mathematics in them. The reason for that is that this blog is mostly about computers and development so there's not … Continue reading

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Tips on Being Productive with Emacs

Back in 2009 Phil Sung taught a short course on being productive with Emacs. The slides from the course (1, 2) are still available and well worth a look. Often times, slides from a talk without the actual presentation aren't … Continue reading

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An Emacs Style Guide

Bozhidar Batsov, proprietor of Emacs Redux, is starting an interesting new project: The Emacs Lisp Style Guide. The idea is to create a community contributed set of rules for “good Elisp form.” Normally, I'd hate that sort of thing. Almost … Continue reading

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Progress Indicator for Org-Mode Code Blocks

Via Grant Rettke, here is a nice snippet of code from John Kitchin that gives a visual indication of when an org-mode code block is executing. It's just a defadvice around org-babel-execute-src-block so it's easy to modify to suit your … Continue reading

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Temporary Syntax Tables Revisited

The other day, I wrote about Xah Lee's post on temporary syntax tables and the with-syntax-table macro. Subsequently, Lee discovered a nasty side effect that he wrote about on the G+ Emacs Community site. The problem was that his code … Continue reading

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Sacha Chats with Mickey

Sacha Chua has her latest Emacs chat up. This time it's with Mickey Petersen proprietor of the excellent Mastering Emacs. If you follow the Emacs scene at all, you will be familiar with Mickey and his definitive articles on the … Continue reading

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Transposing Words

Howard Abrams has a nice video on transposing words in Emacs. You might think that there's not much to say about the subject: just type 【Meta+t】 and you're done. Of course there's also the fact that you can use it … Continue reading

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