(Emacs+Org-Mode) abo-abo’s Hydra Makes You A Lightweight-Literate Programmer Hyper Boosting Your Productivity With About Ten Of Minutes Effort For Learning It

abo-abo’s Hydra functionality has changed both my learning and Emacs workflow. If you give it a chance with my workflow below you will get even more power-user type stuff out of it.

The Emacs workflow part is easy: it introduces a new logical namespace for function calls and brings a nice GUI along for the ride.

The learning workflow is that while I am learning a new package (or anything) I can stick everything that seems important into a Hydra for that mode. Instead of writing notes or worrying about settings keybindings for things that I may or may not use I just put it in the Hydra and keep reading along. The Hydra becomes the notebook. It is like super lightweight literate programming because it becomes executable documentation.


2 thoughts on “(Emacs+Org-Mode) abo-abo’s Hydra Makes You A Lightweight-Literate Programmer Hyper Boosting Your Productivity With About Ten Of Minutes Effort For Learning It”

  1. I have a pull request pending with abo-abo for something a bit different than hydra, but that also offers customizable documentation. It may eventually end up a separate package if it doesn’t get nudged along into ivy/swiper etc. The code also gives visual feedback of ivy’s current operating modes. See https://github.com/Boruch-Baum/swiper for a further description, two small screenshots, and the code.

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