53 Articles tagged “Emacs”

I’ve been asked about how to integrate the ack tool (you know, the one that is better than grep) into Emacs today. Again. And I just realized that I didn’t blog about my solution. That might explain why I keep getting asked about it after all… So here it is, M-x ack: ;;; dim-ack.el --- Dimitri Fontaine ;; ;; http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2322389/ack-does-not-work-when-run-from-grep-find-in-emacs-on-windows (defcustom ack-command (or (executable-find "ack") (executable-find "ack-grep")) "Command to use to call ack, e.

About Vimgolf

Following some tweet I found myself desultory watching an episode of the awesome VimGolf in Emacs video series by Tim Visher. Those series are about picking some challenge from vimgolf and implementing it with our favorite editor instead. Because Emacs Rocks guys. Let me tell you upfront that I really dislike the whole idea of the vim golf challenge. I’ve been a user of both Emacs and Vim for many years, and finally decided to switch to living in Emacs; or if you prefer, climbing my way up from level 2 as in The Levels Of Emacs Proficiency.

Editing SQL

It’s hard to read my blog yet not know I’m using Emacs. It really is a great tool and has a lot to compare to PostgreSQL in terms of extensibility, documentation quality and community. And there’s even a native implementation of the PostgreSQL Protocol written in Emacs Lisp. One of the things where Emacs really shines is that interactive development environment you get when working on some Emacs Lisp code.

Please welcome the new stable version of El-Get, the much awaited version 4.1 has now been branched for your pleasure. It’s packed with lots of features to make your life easy, comes with a Info documentation book and even has a logo. That’s no joke, I found one, at least: Why El-Get is relevant Emacs 24.1 is the first release that includes package.el, and it even allows the user to setup several sources where to fetch packages.

M-x recompile

A friend of mine just asked me for advice to tweak some Emacs features, and I think that’s really typical of using Emacs: rather than getting used to the way things are shipped to you, when using Emacs, you start wanting to adapt the tools to the way you want things to be working instead. And you can call that the awesome! In this case we’re talking about the M-x compile and M-x recompile functions.

Dimitri Fontaine

PostgreSQL Major Contributor

Open Source Software Engineer