Color Theme is an Emacs-Lisp package that lets you create and use different color themes within Emacs.
This is probably critical for anyone new to Emacs.
Today I uninstalled VIM.
It is the only way that I will be able to give Emacs a fair shot!
Emacs is a text editor built on top of a Lisp (Elisp) interpreter. The full API of the both text editor and the Lisp interpreter itself is available to the user.
For this reason, along with the fact that there are hundreds and hundreds of useful additions available to Emacs, I am learning it.
There isn’t anything more to it than that!
Donald Knuth uses emacs.
(that says it all)
Have a look at how to utilize the “box control” within Emacs to help users with the task at hand.
Who would’ve thought that Ruby’s block ‘end’ keyword was created to facilitate Emacs? Oh man!
When [Matz] was first starting out writing Ruby, he was coding the Emacs ruby-mode.el for it at the same time. He expressed some frustration with modes for other languages like Python and Pascal in which the editor could not look at a line of code and figure out where it should be indented to, so he resolved that Ruby as a language should not fall into that particular trap. With that in mind he chose the end keyword as a block delimiter so that it would be easier to write an Emacs mode for.
Neil Van Dyke is a hacker, researcher, Emacs wiz, blogger, and producer of numerous of Scheme libraries. One of his packages, Quack is of particular interest to Emacs using Schemers.
New feature: compile mode can navigate from PLT setup-plt errors.
This article explains how to configure init rather than .emacs style configuration.
Seems that RMS is taking IDE design cues from Eclipse! (thanks Yoni)
Someone please point him at IntelliJ Idea.