Tag Archives: Emacs

Emacs 24.5

I finally got around to compiling and installing Emacs 24.5. I forgot about the extra bit you have to do to enable eww on OS X, so I had to rebuild it. I've blogged about how to build Emacs with … Continue reading

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Working with Databases in a Literate Way

Howard Abrams is continuing his Literate Devops series with a great post on Literate Databse Work. He takes the ideas he developed in his Literate Devops post and applies them to investigating some problems with MySQL. This time, he handles … Continue reading

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Introduction to Hydra

There's been a huge amount of interest and uptake on abo-abo's Hydra package. I've got some Hydras in my init.el and am planning on implementing more. If you're wondering what the excitement is about or would like to see if … Continue reading

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Emacs 24.5

is released. The Change Log is here.

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Sacha Chua and John Wiegley on Elisp Development

Sacha Chua has a great video chat with John Wiegley on Elisp development. If you work with Elisp, you really should spend the time to watch it. Chua and Wiegley start by discussing paredit and its capabilities. I've been using … Continue reading

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Python Tools for Emacs

Sean Dague, who works on OpenStack, has a nice post on Emacs Python tools he uses to deal with the large Python code base of the project. If you work in Python, you'll want to take a look at his … Continue reading

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Abrams on Literate Programming

Howard Abrams has a nice post on Literate Programming. By now that's a fairly hoary subject—the idea dates back to Knuth in the early 1980s—but Abram's post is nice because it considers how to do this with Emacs and Org … Continue reading

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The Truth About Emacs

Seems right to me: The truth about #Emacs: Everything seems way too hard at first, then you use it for a while, then you can't live without it. — Mohit Thatte (@mohitthatte) March 21, 2015

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Discovering Calc

As some of you know, learning more about about calc has been on my TODO list for sometime (that's literally true—it's in my agenda). I last wrote about it just last week. I've finally stopped procrastinating and starting learning calc. … Continue reading

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Writing an Emacs Major Mode

Wilfred Hughes has a nice post on writing a major mode for a new language. As Hughes demonstrates, it's pretty easy to get started but there's lots of details and nooks and crannies to worry about. His post shows how … Continue reading

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