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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Fri May 08, 2020 8:27 am

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/819452/1480c3a59d3d9093/

I've been following discussions and rants on the emacs-devel mailing list for a while now, and as much as there is concern about Emacs popularity against the likes of VS Code and Atom, I still feel that Emacs has never been that champion of popularity some may believe.

Well, I'm probably too young to grasp the full history of my beloved text editor, but I've never worked with someone actually having Emacs installed before 2017, and it's not that I have worked in just one company.

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https://gitlab.com/blak3mill3r/emacs-ludicrous-speed

A fascinating experiment, albeit at a quick glance there are too many external dependencies involved for my taste.

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

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For someone wishing to become a sexy writer, freeze-it combined with olivetti-mode makes for a great distraction-free writing experience.

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Sexy editing? Give it to me: https://github.com/mickeynp/ligature.el

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by vic » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:12 pm

There is a time for everything, and if you are at a peace of mind with setup, workflow, and tired of tinkering with it, it is okay to let go. :)

Damn how I envy your writing skills. :D It is such a nice flow to it!
Sorry guys, I am busy with my favorite K-drama.

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Unread post by wuxmedia » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:15 am

I get you on that level, one thing for one job, emacs might be able to do them all, but... for me anyway I don't mind the split. Imagine your house where one room is a bedsit/kitchen/toilet/workdesk not nice is it? I mean I'm super privileged to own a house. anyway this is why I don't write things much :D
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Unread post by GekkoP » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:57 am

^^ Thank you!
^ Wouldn't it be great to eat and watching a film from the comfort of your toilet, though?

Coincidentally, Helm development has been halted: https://github.com/emacs-helm/helm/issues/2386

Since Helm is *the* central engine of my everyday Emacs, I guess stop tinkering with my configuration is even more the right thing to do.

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:54 am

Actually, I lied guys, sorry. But I wanted to give the built-in project.el library some love: https://www.manueluberti.eu/emacs/2020/09/18/project/

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:11 pm

https://github.com/manuel-uberti/flymake-proselint

Prose linting with Flymake, because who needs Flycheck right? (Kidding, Flycheck is great, but Flymake is not that bad either.)

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

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GekkoP wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:56 am
Sexy editing? Give it to me: https://github.com/mickeynp/ligature.el
Actually, no. I can live without this.

Recently I've been dropping so many external packages in my configuration. It's not about minimalism (minimalism and Emacs don't play well together). It's just a way to stay more focused on the things I have to do, and most of the times Emacs is like Bash: it already does what I need.

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by wuxmedia » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:03 pm

you are lucky the idiots who maintain vim on debian haven't got their hands on emacs.
it is unusable now by default. unless you like pressing shift for pasting and ctrl for copying like an animal.. ah wrong thread...
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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:37 am

Emacs defaults are arcane and if I wasn't able to change everything in according to my preferences I'd already thrown it out of the window. Or frame. (Sorry, Emacs joke).

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Re: Emacs tips and tricks

Unread post by GekkoP » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:40 pm

Speaking of anger: https://www.manueluberti.eu/emacs/2020/ ... switching/

Nah, CIDER is great, no anger at all. Just a couple of quirks a few Elisp lines can fix.

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