How to open a file in Emacs: a short story about Lisp, technology, and human progress

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  • homebrew-emacs-head

    GNU Emacs formula for the Homebrew package manager

    [I was facing this too]( I recommend you try out Davide Restivo's [homebrew-emacs-head]( It fixed the issue for me.

  • emacs-which-key

    Emacs package that displays available keybindings in popup

    Interestingly enough which-key, the tool which makes Emacs' key driven abilities available to Emacs newbies is about 6 years old. Spacemacs is also 6 years old and Doom is 5. Magit is older, going back to 2008.

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  • .emacs.d

    Vanilla, Evil, literate Emacs configuration (by mpereira)

    The resulting implementation referenced in the essay uses make-process for asynchronicity.

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