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  • How to combine daily journal with general database of people, places, things, etc.
    3 projects | /r/datacurator | 10 Dec 2023
    If you want to spare a couple of detours, you probably could start with Emacs Org-mode according to Greenspun's eleventh rule: "Any sufficiently complicated PIM or note-taking program contains an ad hoc, informally specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of Org mode."
  • Microsoft is exploring adding a command line text editor into Windows, and it wants your feedback
    6 projects | /r/Windows11 | 9 Dec 2023
    Emacs: winget install GNU.Emacs
  • Emacs and Shellcheck
    2 projects | | 6 Oct 2023
  • Free Tech Tools and Resources - MAC Lookup, SQL Tutorials, JSON Converter & More
    2 projects | /r/SysAdminBlogs | 14 Sep 2023
    GNU Emacs is a versatile, open-source text editor that offers extensibility and customization—a sort of self-documenting real-time display editor. Our thanks for the suggestion go to CartanAnnullator.
  • VScode vs Others: the War on Code Editors
    4 projects | | 26 Jun 2023
  • Proof of Concept clang plugin that automatically binds C/C++ -> Lua
    3 projects | /r/cpp | 3 Jun 2023
    Their DEFUN and DEFVAR macros for example let us define a function or a variable that will be available as a Lisp function, and can be used as an ordinary C function from the C code. Emacs is written in pure C99 language and works with both GCC and Clang I believe. We can just define a C function via macro, and it is auto exported and made available to Lisp. For example my first patch to Emacs was for this function (we added "count" argument to make it possible to skip enumerating files in a directory for the case when user code is just interesting if a directory is empty or not):
  • What's you preferred inbox tool and why?
    5 projects | /r/gtd | 18 May 2023
    - digital world,, Emacs Org Mode with Orgzly and Syncthing (to synchronize between devices)
  • How to fix Emacs constant freezing on long lines?
    2 projects | /r/emacs | 11 May 2023
    If you're like me and you are a hard fan of word wrapping, in emacs 29, it looks like they added two variables which you can modify so emacs would perform better (performance is still not as smooth as vscode): long-line-threshold and large-hscroll-threshold. long-line-threshold works this way: if there exists a line in the current buffer that has more characters than the specified value, emacs would start the performance functionalities. Also large-hscroll-threshold also work the same way as long-line-threshold but it starts the performance functionalities when the wrapped line becomes more than the specified value. I'm not exactly sure if the conditions for both long-line-threshold and large-hscroll-threshold should be met for the perfomance functionalities to be enabled or only one of them meeting the condition would cause the functionalities to start. You can also see if the functionalities are enabled in the current buffer by evaluating the function long-line-optimizations-p. If evaluating (long-line-optimizations-p) returns nil, it means the performance improvements aren't applied, if it returns non nil, it means they are enabled. You can read more in here: . Search for "Emacs is now capable of editing" in that page and the section about these features would come up. You should also disable features related to bidirectional editing and stuff.
  • Help make mass surveillance of entire populations uneconomical
    3 projects | | 1 May 2023
  • Is the official GNU Emacs up to date?
    2 projects | /r/emacs | 27 Apr 2023
    Yes, the documentation is up to date. If you browse the commit history you will notice that many of the commits are changes to the documentation. Emacs is a living, breathing application and IDE.
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