Chez Scheme Now Open Source

The other night I was daydreaming about buying a Chez Scheme license so I checked up on their license costs.

They are now Apache Licensed OSS.

Funny timing as they opened up only days prior.

The issue board is already active.

#chez on Freenode is blessed though the channel doesn’t seem to be up yet.

This is all delightful.

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Ëmäcs and the Heavy Metal Umlaut

Jon’s article reveals the Möglichkeiten for inputting umlauts in Emacs. Maybe you’ve been avoiding some words because they are difficult to input. In particular, maybe you’ve been avoiding using the Metal umlaut.

For example:

  • Motörhead (RIP Lemmy)
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Queensrÿche (Version 1)
  • Blue Öyster Cult

It seems perfectly natural to apply to Emacs, christening it:

Ëmäcs

Give it some time to grow on you, because Magnar Sveen has already established that Ëmäcs Rocks!

Addendum: <2016-04-16 Sat>

Re-published because I broke my RSS feed syndicated for Planet Emacsen and @hober fixed it. Thank you @hober.

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Ortho-Linear Emacs and VI Keyboard Design 8

For creating key-binding name-spaces (key-spaces), modifier keys, key-chords (single and dual key) and Hydras each have unique strengths. For my use case, I wanted a bigger modifier key-space so I started there with Super.

Although Super is supposed to be reserved non-native packages, it is already getting scarfed up because the native key-spaces are painfully overcrowded. To top it off, when you run Emacs on Windows, Windows intercepts a bunch of key-presses for itself and never sends them to Emacs. Yea you can disable some, but not all and it is irritating. For my configuration, this is a showstopper issue and all of workaround are too painful. I enjoy using modifier keys, so I turned to Hyper.

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Switch to nlinum Immediately

A lot of headings in your Org-Mode file can make Emacs unusably slow when you collapse all of them.

My original solution was to avoid collapsing them with #+STARTUP: showeverything. Major problem with that approach is that you still can’t use collapsing because if you do, Emacs because again unusable.

Months ago I switched to nlinum and now there are no more performance issues, even on the largest file that I work on.

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