Tag Archives: Emacs

An Emacs Lisp Based Common Lisp

Lars Brinkhoff has a really interesting project up at GitHub. It’s emacs-cl, a Common Lisp implemented in Emacs Lisp. This probably isn’t all that useful but it sure is awesome. As far as I can tell, it’s a pretty complete. … Continue reading

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Emacs 24.4 Pretest

The first pretest of Emacs 24.4, Emacs 24.3.90, is available via FTP at the GNU Emacs archive. This the first of an expected 6 or so pretest releases leading up to Emacs 24.4. The Emacs devs are now in bug … Continue reading

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Mickey on Running Shell Commands with Dired

The essential Mickey over at Mastering Emacs has another post in his series on dired. This time it’s about running shell commands on multiple files from within Emacs. If you’re a Unix user and used to using find and xargs … Continue reading

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Narrowing to Multiple Regions

One of the joys of writing this blog is the things I learn from the comments. The other day, I wrote about fancy-narrow and that provoked an interesting discussion between Wilfred and Phil. Wilfred compared fancy-narrow to narrow-to-region-indirect. I assumed … Continue reading

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Ace-Link

Oleh Krehel has a nifty new package that brings ace-jump-mode functionality to links in help and info buffers. The package, ace-link, makes following links easy by putting letters in front of each link. You follow the link by picking the … Continue reading

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Narrowing the Fancy Way

Bruce Connor has an interesting new package up at GitHub. It’s the fancy-narrow package that, as he puts it, imitates narrow-to-region with more eye candy. At first I hated the idea. Being crotchety and grumpy, I’m inclined to treat “eye-candy” … Continue reading

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Graphviz-dot Mode

When I want to draw structural directed graphs and network diagrams my first choice is always dot from the graphviz suite. The syntax is reasonably simple and the documentation has lots of examples to serve as go-bys. The other day, … Continue reading

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Generating Graphs from an Org Mode File

I came across this tweet from Sacha Chua Mwahaha! Learned a lot about Org Babel + Graphviz on the way to making http://t.co/vB7qusi7RR . Used fill-region to wrap labels. #emacs =D — Sacha Chua (@sachac) March 20, 2014 and decided … Continue reading

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Emacs + Org Mode + Python

Back in July of last year I wrote about a great SciPy 2013 talk by John Kitchin on using Emacs, Org Mode, and Python for reproducible research. Today, I came across a reference to the talk, rewatched it, and enjoyed … Continue reading

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Reformatting JSON

A long time ago, I wrote about a way to prettify JSON. It had the advantage that it didn’t require you to load a heavyweight package such as js2-mode when all you wanted was to reformat some JSON in a … Continue reading

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