There are two situations where I end up with really important Lisp code that is squashed up into one un-readable and consequently painful line:
- Reading Backtrace when
- Using Lisp in a YAS template like this for example
The thing is that those lines are really important to me. I need to get them readable.
My solution had always been to manually re-indent them. Uggh. But after doing this way too many times, I ran into an issue tonight that demanded my full attention. Fortunately there is a really simple solution.
abo-abo’s lispy package provides functions to make a s-exp either a single or multi-line expression: he answered this very question here.
Amazing. This is a brilliant, thousand dollar function that every Lisp programmer needs to know about!!!
Here is how I set it up:
(use-package lispy :ensure t) (local-set-key (kbd "s-8") #'lispy-multiline) (local-set-key (kbd "s-*") #'lispy-oneline)