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From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
To: Eric Schulte <schulte.eric@gmail.com>
Cc: nicholas.dokos@hp.com, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org,
	Ivanov Dmitry <usr345@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: programming for org-mode
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 17:40:47 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <12989.1279230047@alphaville.usa.hp.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from "Eric Schulte" <schulte.eric@gmail.com> of "Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:26:55 PDT." <87vd8gejvk.fsf@gmail.com>

Eric Schulte <schulte.eric@gmail.com> wrote:

> ... 
> If you are going to do any serious work with lisp, I would emphatically
> recommend using paredit-mode, and becoming friends with the Sexp
> movement functions
> +--------------------------------------------+
> | C-M-f | runs the command paredit-forward   |
> |-------+------------------------------------|
> | C-M-b | runs the command paredit-backward  |
> |-------+------------------------------------|
> | C-M-u | runs the command backward-up-list  |
> |-------+------------------------------------|
> | C-M-k | runs the command kill-sexp         |
> |-------+------------------------------------|
> | C-y   | runs the command yank              |
> +--------------------------------------------+
> 
> They allow you to manipulate lisp code on the level of logical
> expressions, the utility of which can not be over stated.
> 

I presume that paredit is useful because it's a minor mode, so you can
enable it on an org-mode buffer (e.g. using babel). But if you are
editing a .el file, then emacs-lisp mode provides all these facilities
(C-M-f -> forward-sexp, etc.) and you don't need paredit.  Do I have
that right?

Thanks,
Nick

PS. The ultimate *reference* for emacs lisp is the Emacs Lisp Reference
manual

        http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/elisp/index.html

At some point in one's emacs-lisp programming life, it will be necessary
to refer to it - but it is very much a reference manual, not a tutorial.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2010-07-15 21:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-07-15  4:52 Ivanov Dmitry
2010-07-15 17:26 ` Eric Schulte
2010-07-15 20:15   ` David Maus
2010-07-15 20:21     ` David Maus
2010-07-15 21:40   ` Nick Dokos [this message]
2010-07-15 21:53     ` Eric Schulte
2010-07-15 22:17       ` Nick Dokos
2010-08-05 12:33   ` Re[2]: " Ivanov Dmitry
     [not found]     ` <AANLkTi=wrOCCrZxRZTGgvNKGjy2jmnogiA91bYnHAExV@mail.gmail.com>
2010-08-06  7:33       ` Re[4]: " Ivanov Dmitry
2010-08-07 13:12     ` Re[2]: " David Maus
2010-08-07 15:29       ` Re[4]: " Ivanov Dmitry
2010-08-08  6:43         ` David Maus
2010-08-08 15:49           ` Re[6]: " Ivanov Dmitry
2010-08-09 19:16             ` David Maus

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