learning emacs lisp

Jaime Wyant programmer.py at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 15:11:58 CET 2005


I really appreciate the fact that while Xah is an inflammatory nut, he
hasn't been `censored' by the folks that run the mailing list.  Free
speech is awesome, no?

jw

On 10/30/05, Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> [To new readers:
>
> please ignore the rantings of this unbalanced person, who is well known
> for posing inappropriate and inflammatory material on news groups and
> mailing lists of all kinds.]
>
> Xah Lee wrote:
> > well, in the past couple of days i started my own:
> > http://xahlee.org/emacs/notes.html
> >
> > but i'm sure something like it exists.
> >
> > Btw, the elisp intro by
> > Robert J Chassell. At:
> > http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs-lisp-intro/
> > is extremely well written.
> > (and so is the elisp reference)
> >
> > Bravo to GNU & Freesoftware Foundation once again. Thank you.
> >
> > PS Fuck unix and unix fuckheads. Fuck asshole Larry Wall. Fuck Python
> > documenation community and their fucking ass lying thru their teeth
> > ignorance fucking shit. (See:
> >  http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ/gubni_papri.html)
> >
> > Disclaimer: all mention of real person are opinion only.
> >
> >  Xah
> >  xah at xahlee.org
> > ∑ http://xahlee.org/
> >
> > rgb wrote:
> >
> >>>i'm looking for something example based... for senior professional
> >>>programers who may want to pickup some elisp for practical macro.
> >>
> >>Unfortunately the path from any given language to Elisp varies vastly.
> >>For example a Prolog programmer would need far fewer tips than a Cobol
> >>or even a C programmer.  It's unlikely you will find something
> >>tailored to your specific experience.
> >>
> >>I'd already written programs in well over 100 languages in the 20
> >>years before learning Elisp yet I didn't find the intro terribly
> >>tedious until around section 13 (Counting).  At that point it switches
> >>focus toward examples of creating functions rather than introducing
> >>syntax and available features.  Perhaps starting at section 12 would
> >>suit your learning style better.
> >>
> >>As you probably realize, the language itself is just syntax and the
> >>hard part is learning about all the facilities at your disposal once
> >>you decide to write something.  There are a lot of features available
> >>and, although daunting, I think the reference is the best resource
> >>for discovering them.
> >>
> >>This group has also been indispensable to me.
> >
> >
>
>
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