Xah Emacs Blog Archive 2015-07
Emacs: Convert Straight/Curly Quotes (updated code. fixed a out-of-range bug.)
Emacs: Dired Sort File by Time, Size new command.
added a manifesto at Xah Emacs Tutorial
Elisp: Make HTML Ruby Annotation (on its own page)
if you want to learn practical emacs lisp, as fast as possible, then check my tutorial. Practical Emacs Lisp
new version. Emacs: xah-find.el, Find Replace in Pure Elisp. Now, prompt for path regex defaults to your current buffer file's extension, if any.
Emacs: Batch Convert Line Ending in Dired (updated code)
Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard is now available. For your phone or tablet.
Logitech G910 Keyboard. New key switch: romer-g.
Programer Repetitive Strain Injury
every month, i see stories of programer Repetitive Strain Injury.
Here's another one i ran into today.
[My Experience with Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) By Yi Tang. At http://blog.yitang.uk/2015/07/19/repetitive-strain-injury/ , accessed on 2015-07-23 ]
Those, who carelessly advocates GNU emacs keys, or swapping Capslock and Control, should be … well, kicked, hard. They don't know what they are talking about. Most of them don't touch type. And, they don't type that much.
This is not a matter of funny trolling. It is a bunch of vocal people spreading harm in society.
over the past 5 years, things got tremendously better. There are now quite a few alternative emacs keybinding systems than the GNU Eamcs default, and quite a lot people using them, and it is no longer being ridiculed upon (For example, hydra, god mode, key-chord-mode, evil-mode, spacemacs, ergoemacs-mode). Meanwhile, many ergonomic keyboards coming out, with mechanical keys too. [see Best Keyboards for Emacs]
Still, there are still people, who chants GNU Emacs keybinding and or Swap capslock/Control, as a mantra.
Emacs: M-x customize Tutorial (minor update)
Emacs: Backup Current File (minor update)
i watched Sacha's emacs hangout today. I hope to join in in the future. See: http://sachachua.com/blog/2015/07/july-2015-emacs-hangout/
emacs lisp REPL, associate it with buffer
Today's hidden Emacs gem: pressing C-c C-b in an
ielmbuffer lets you associate it with a buffer, so you can inspect buffer-local variables.
from Wilfred Hughes, https://twitter.com/@_wilfredh
via jcs At http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4222
emacs lisp command to HTML markup ruby
Keyboardio will be in San Francisco, Monday, July 13, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT). If you want to try the keyboard, go there. Might need to register first, do now. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-keyboardio-model-01-san-francisco-tickets-17316336629
thanks to https://twitter.com/EmmanuelOga for headup.
Emacs: Run Shell in Emacs (major update)
Emacs: Difference between shell, term, eshell (minor update)
Emacs: Command to Open Menu (on its own page)
ECMAScript 2015 Language Specification – ECMA-262 6th Edition is released last month, 5 years after the previous ECMAScript Language Specification - ECMA-262 Edition 5.1
it's more complete and more accurate than my Emacs Lisp tutorial
- Syntax focused. (or, in jargons, it takes the perspective of formal language.) That is, it take the approach of “what you see is what you get”. (as opposed to talking about a computing model underneath the language.)
- Example based. Every explanation comes with a self-contained example you can run, so its practically useful and veritably correct in browser.
- Concrete. No use of jargons or concepts of spurious software engineering point-of-view, such as “patterns”, “anti-patterns”.
- For people who already know how to program. You don't have to wade-thru tens of pages to learn what is a variable, function, module, etc.
- Concise. No story-telling style. Every word counts.
Give it a shot, and let me know what you think.