Tag Archives: Emacs

Compiling aspell with OS X Yosemite

While I was setting up my new machine, I had to rebuild aspell. The last time I did that it built without any problems. This time, despite the fact that it was the same version as before, there were several … Continue reading

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vc-annotate Video

I've written about this before but Aaron Schumacher tweeted a reminder #Emacs "C-x v g" for annotated/navigable git history of current file. http://t.co/7KN2Wbf402 Thanks @sachac/@avdi! https://t.co/VYV9z4zWRZ — Aaron Schumacher (@planarrowspace) October 14, 2014 Avdi's video really is great and worth … Continue reading

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Xah Lee on EWW

Speaking of eww, Xah Lee has a nice introduction to using EWW. There's not much to know, really, but Lee has a short FAQ on how to do some of the things that aren't obvious if you hate to RTFM. … Continue reading

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Duplicating a Line in Emacs

I don't need to duplicate a line often enough to make this worthwhile for me but it's a nice solution and worth considering if you find yourself duplicating lines a lot. Duplicate a line #emacs (global-set-key "\C-c\C-d" "\C-a\C- \C-e\M-w\C-j\C-y") — … Continue reading

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Compiling Emacs with eww on OS X

I'm old school and like to compile applications myself rather than use something like Homebrew. I have nothing against Homebrew and its brethren, it's just that compiling things myself helps me stay connected to the development process. Besides, it's what … Continue reading

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let with Lexical and Dynamic Scope

Artur Malabarba points to this excellent Stack Exchange entry on the speed of let with lexical versus dynamic scope. Malabarba asks why let is faster with lexical scope than it is with dynamic scope. lunaryorn provides an excellent and detailed … Continue reading

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Lots of New

Here at the International Irreal Headquarters there are lots of new things to explore and play with. First, there is OS X Yosemite, the new Apple OS. I've been playing with it for a few days and like it so … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to Mickey

It's Mastering Emacs' fourth anniversary and Mickey has refreshed the site. Drop in and take a look if you haven't been there lately. Mastering #Emacs is celebrating its fourth anniversary. http://t.co/VQwKnX6pr1 — Mickey Petersen (@mickeynp) October 20, 2014

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Inhibiting Dired Details in Emacs 24.4

Who ever thought having Dired hide details by default was a good idea? I know some people like having fewer details but I don't get it. Why wouldn't you want as much information about the files as possible? Maybe I'm … Continue reading

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Emacs 24.4 is Released

Emacs 24.4 is finally with us. You can go to the GNU Emacs site to get a copy. When I downloaded it, the mirrors had not yet been updated so I just went to the primary FTP server to get … Continue reading

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