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Tag Archives: Emacs

The Purpose of EMACS

The purpose of EMACS is to provide an environment for the unlimited expression of your creativity in which you can revel in the definition of as many boundaries as you wish, and then exceed them, repeatedly.

How to backward delete a word in Emacs


Eclim: The power of Eclipse in your favorite editor

Eclim provides the ability to access Eclipse code editing features (code completion, searching, code validation, and many more) via the command line or a local network connection, allowing those features to be integrated with your favorite editor. Eclim provides an integration with Vim, but third party clients have been created to add eclim support to […]

New Favorite Programmer Interview Question

What is your key binding for performing a commit? — Grant Rettke

Emacs, Calendars, Google, and Org Mode

This post has a few nice links. emacs-calfw is calendar framework for Emacs. google-maps displays Google Maps directly inside Emacs. org-gcal.el synchronizes org-mode with Google Calendar.

key-combo and the Spread of Great Ideas

I love watching great ideas percolate through the file editor ecosystem. My cup of tea is Emacs, so I notice it most there, but it happens all over the place. For example EasyMotion appeared in VIM and jumped to Emacs AceJump and then to IntelliJ (and all its children). If you are an Emacs user […]

I Wasted Time with a Custom Prompt for R with ESS

I wanted a custom prompt for R with ESS. I wanted a double struck R. I probably did it wrong. It never worked. Actually it worked most of the time, and that is worse than never working. Kind people helped me. I still got it wrong. I take full responsibility. It was better not to […]

How to Format Magrittr Chains with ESS

Here is an example of how to format magrittr chains with ESS. Those interested will also be happy to learn of ess-R-fl-keyword:%op% and ess-%op%-face. For example, to get the an indent after only the first statement. (add-to-list ‘ess-style-alist ‘(my-style (ess-indent-level . 4) (ess-first-continued-statement-offset . 2) (ess-continued-statement-offset . 0) (ess-brace-offset . -4) (ess-expression-offset . 4) (ess-else-offset […]

Nice HTML Slide Export in Org-Mode with org-ioslide

Here is the project. Link via reddit.

How to Type the OSX “Pretzel” Key in Unicode

Emacs tells you everything that you need to know about it using describe-char: position: 927 of 1056 (88%), column: 33 character: ⌘ (displayed as ⌘) (codepoint 8984, #o21430, #x2318) preferred charset: unicode (Unicode (ISO10646)) code point in charset: 0x2318 script: symbol syntax: . which means: punctuation category: .:Base, j:Japanese to input: type “C-x 8 RET […]