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On FORTH and a Friend

FORTH is a programming language with a lot of both interested and interesting users and implementers. Unbeknownst to you, your anti-lock brake controllers and fuel-injectors could be running by FORTH, and even if they aren’t, surely other critical parts of your vehicle are running on it, or diagnosed and maintained with it, or both. The […]

Using Units in Calc with Emacs

Calc is an advanced desk calculator and mathematical tool written by Dave Gillespie that runs as part of the GNU Emacs environment. One special interpretation of algebraic formulas is as numbers with units. For example, the formula 5 m / s^2 can be read “five meters per second squared.” Of course it can!

emacs-refactor: A Generic Refactoring Tool for Emacs

Emacs Refactor (EMR) provides language-specific refactoring support for Emacs. It has a simple declarative interface for easy extension.

People who are really serious about software

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware. — Alan Kay

ALEC’s a Language for Expressing Creativity

ALEC is the new configuration of my Emacs/Organization-Mode system. Just wanted to share some thoughts on the experience. The code says a lot, and the text, too, but I’m more interested in the experience. For context, this is the next step of TC3F. If nothing else, just know that the tangle time went down from […]

How to debug expanded elisp macros

This video reveals just how amazingly it easy it is to expand and debug macros in elisp using the macrostep package. Via irreal.

Practicing debugging instance eca20d1a-21de-0a34-ff53-833f3aea7918

This post documents how bugs get de-bugged. It is short, and sweet, with enough depth to be interesting.

Perl regex builder in emacs

Perl regex builder in emacs Read the wiki and there are 2 options Best is this Roughly confirmed that is the best and newest Set up an el-get for it tonight Played around for while can’t get el-get to load it I can’t even load it myself Probably my fault Posted ticket on github page […]

zk-phi releases two perhaps necessary packages for Emacs

You may not be totally sure why, but you will immediately feel like you ought to install the following two packages for Emacs: [indent-guide] show vertical lines to guide indentation [highlight-stages] highlight staged (quasi-quoted) expressions

Problems installing (M)ELPA packages

In Problems installing (M)ELPA packages Sebastien wrote: While using `package.el’ fulfills a long-awaited dream for easily adding and upgrading Emacs libraries, I now feel upgrading packages is much more complex than what I anticipated. At least two of the packages I use daily (Org and Helm) require to be installed from inside a fresh Emacs […]