Customizing SyntaxHighlighter Evolved For Undefined Languages

SyntaxHighlighter Evolved supports a lot of languages. It would be impossible to support all of them. Fortunately many languages are similar enough to ones already supported by it. For example Common Lisp (not supported) is similar enough to Clojure (supported). Therefore you can alias Common Lisp to use Clojure’s formatter.

Here Is How

Go To The Logical Begin And End Of A Buffer’s Content

The only time that I call beginning-of-buffer is when I want to visit the file header, which isn’t very often. The rest of the time I only want to go up to where the code begins, or at least close to it. That is the logical beginning of the buffer. Another example is going to the beginning of a magit-status invoked buffer: I’ve never use the first first 3 lines of it. The logical start of it is the Untracked file listing. The Beginend package moves your cursor to the the logical beginning of the buffer content. It also implements a logical end-of-buffer. It might not sound like much, but it bumps up your user experience by more than a few notches: it makes the modes do what many of us are thinking and that is the ultimate feel good experience. Here is an example:

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HELP: Yet Another Literate Emacs Configuration!

HELP is the culmination of everything that I’ve learned about literate programming (LP) in Org-Mode—written with the intent to share it with others in total and complete respect and consideration of you and the value of your time. No platitude here: time is precious.

With that in mind here is a breakdown of the sections you might be interested in (and should ignore):

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(Emacs+Org-Mode) Share Links To Emacs Initialization Files With Minimal Effort!

I love reading all kinds of Emacs configuration files ranging for super refined to just starting out. For example caisah has a list of loads of stellar examples. However the only way to get added to that list is for your configuration to be notable. That is a pretty high bar for people just starting out. New people also usually have the freshest ideas though and they challenge the status quo of what we currently consider “the best”. All of those perspectives are valuable so I wanted to create a simple list that can include all of them.

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(Emacs+Org-Mode) Choosing The Best Writing And Publishing Software

In regards to writing and publishing literature (mostly articles, books, essays, and dissertations) there is a lot of discussion about choosing the right (software) tools for the job. And for good reason—literary endeavors are mentally laborious difficult work. As anybody would expect the software should help you a lot. At best you only want to worry about choosing the right software to help you write.

Yet the sad and all too common reality is that you are really worried about choosing the software that is the least-worst painful impediment to your creative process. Discussions that praise particular tools are pretty difficult to take any value from until you’ve suffered greatly at the hands of the tools deemed inferior by them. When people are suffering that is the worst time to get their feedback. First get them better, then find out what works and what doesn’t.

This post is what I’ve got to share with you, when I am feeling pretty great about life, and have something good to share about the topic, in regards to \(\LaTeX\) and Org-Mode.

If you are considering using \(\LaTeX\) and Org-Mode for some reason then please read on:

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(Emacs+Org-Mode) Close Magit-Process Related Buffers When They Become Obselete

My old Magit setup left a bunch of buffers around that I didn’t need anymore. Here is the posted solution to close them automatically:

(defun help/magit-kill-buffers ()
  "Restore window configuration and kill all Magit buffers.
Attribution: URL `https://manuel-uberti.github.io/emacs/2018/02/17/magit-bury-buffer/'"
  (interactive)
  (let ((buffers (magit-mode-get-buffers)))
    (magit-restore-window-configuration)
    (mapc #'kill-buffer buffers)))
(bind-key "q" #'help/magit-kill-buffers magit-status-mode-map)

(Emacs+Org-Mode) A Literate LS

I can never remember what parameters I want for ls so I made an alias for it. I still couldn’t remember them so I copy and pasted the documentation into a literate document and tangle that into a function to do what I want:

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(Emacs+Org-Mode) Quickly Figure Out How To Write A Function By Decompiling A Macro Using It

When I can’t figure out how to write a function to do what I want then I record a macro of what I want to do and then “decompile” it to Elisp using elmacro. This is a super-power package if you want to figure out how something works.