lorri VS emacs-direnv

Compare lorri vs emacs-direnv and see what are their differences.


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lorri emacs-direnv
7 11
574 308
1.7% -
0.0 2.7
16 days ago 2 months ago
Rust Emacs Lisp
Apache License 2.0 BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of emacs-direnv. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-12-09.
  • Development Environments with Guix, similar to devenv.sh
    4 projects | /r/GUIX | 9 Dec 2023
  • env-commander.el -- Per-directory env setup for shell commands
    3 projects | /r/emacs | 6 Jul 2023
    env-commander-mode is a simple mode which allows any shell commands that Emacs invokes to run one or more commands beforehand to initialize the shell environment. There are many Emacs packages which can configure process environments, for example, direnv, but they lack the ability to go a step further and define shell functions and aliases, which is often required by "virtual environment" tools. For those who prefer interacting with shell commands via shell-command rather than shell, eshell, or term, env-commander-mode is here to assist.
  • Eglot has landed on master: Emacs now has a built-in LSP client
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Oct 2022
    I've had a good experience with direnv[1] and emacs-direnv[2].

    Direnv can automatically load an environment when you enter a directory, so it automatically "opens" virtualenvs/nix shells/etc. The Emacs direnv mode ensures that each buffer sees the direnv mode for its project directory.

    I've found this to be a great compromise between automatic behavior on the one hand and transparency + control on the other—I get the right environment loaded automatically very consistently and, if something goes wrong, I can open a shell and poke around to see what's going on (is my nix shell messed up? is the right tool not loaded via direnv? etc). The only time I need to do anything manually is if I make a change to the environment and need to update Emacs about it, in which case I just run M-x direnv-update-environment.

    Once I got this set up, I can just rely on executable-find to check for (and find) exactly the right tool on a per-project basis—no more worrying about global or seeing the wrong version of a tool. This also made it easy to do stuff like only run formatting if the corresponding tool is available: I add hooks to various programming language modes that only turn on lsp/formatting/etc if executable-find sees the corresponding executable.

    Compared to the hassle I've had to go through helping my colleagues debug VSCode not seeing the right conda environment, virtualenv or the right version of various tools, Emacs + direnv has been a far nicer and more consistent experience.

    [1]: https://direnv.net/

    [2]: https://github.com/wbolster/emacs-direnv

  • NixShell + direnv + Emacs
    4 projects | /r/emacs | 2 May 2022
    I have this but for flakes and it works perfectly. If you haven't found it yet use emacs-direnv. It will automatically switch the environment when changing directories. If I change something in a flake, I need to use the direnv-update-directory-enviornment to get it to change but other than that just change buffers and it will figure out if you're in a new directory environment or not.
    4 projects | /r/emacs | 2 May 2022
    I'm using lorri and emacs-direnv together, works perfectly fine for me.
  • Anyone using sage-shell-mode?
    2 projects | /r/emacs | 18 Oct 2021
    Thanks, I'll check this out if I can't get my ideal setup to work. Presume you meant this: https://github.com/wbolster/emacs-direnv ?
  • Is there a way to configure my Python interpreter to be inside a docker container like in Pycharm?
    2 projects | /r/emacs | 13 Jun 2021
    I first install direnv which allows me to have a different environment per directory, or in my case, a project. And there is a project that connects Emacs to this. https://github.com/wbolster/emacs-direnv
  • Doom Emacs + Pyright + LSP + Conda
    2 projects | /r/emacs | 29 Apr 2021
    I use this to source .envrc files into my emacs environment: https://github.com/wbolster/emacs-direnv
  • I created a gist with a full python config with Emacs
    4 projects | /r/emacs | 13 Jan 2021
    almost. to integrate with a shell, you would indeed hook it onto the shell's prompt function. to integrate it with Emacs, you would use https://github.com/wbolster/emacs-direnv , so Emacs sees the project specific process environment too. the isolation is primarily achieved by setting up a custom PATH, PYTHON_PATH and similar vars

What are some alternatives?

When comparing lorri and emacs-direnv you can also consider the following projects:

envrc - Emacs support for direnv which operates buffer-locally

nix-template - Make creating nix expressions easy

setup-emacs-windows - A Github Action that installs a specific emacs version

direnv - unclutter your .profile

container-env - Wrapper commands to run inside docker, simulating the behaviour of tools like rvm, rbenv, virtualenv etc...

ob-sagemath - org-babel integration with SageMath

implicit-hie - Auto generate a stack or cabal multi component hie.yaml file

dhall - Maintainable configuration files

gitignore.nix - Nix functions for filtering local git sources

eslint-flymake - An ESLint backend for Flymake

shell-command-x.el - Extensions for Emacs' shell commands

Elpy - Emacs Python Development Environment