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From: David Maus <dmaus@ictsoc.de>
To: Eric Schulte <schulte.eric@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org, Ivanov Dmitry <usr345@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: programming for org-mode
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 22:15:26 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87zkxszeld.wl%dmaus@ictsoc.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87vd8gejvk.fsf@gmail.com>


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Eric Schulte wrote:
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>So,

>The way that I learned how to program in emacs lisp was mainly using two
>commands `elisp-index-search' bound to `C-h e' on my system, and most
>importantly `describe-function' bound to `C-h f'.  With
>`describe-function' you can look at the source code of functions whose
>behavior you are familiar with, you can then copy portions of the code
>to your *scratch* buffer where they can be edited and evaluated with
>`eval-defun' bound to `C-M-x'.  Now with Babel, instead of doing this in
>the scratch buffer you could do this in emacs-lisp code blocks in an org
>file, enabling notes and hierarchical organization -- it can be nice to
>have your noodling all collected in one file for later reference.

>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

+1 and not to forget eldoc (M-x eldoc-mode)[1] that displays the
description of a variable or the arguments of a function in
minibuffer.

For hacking Org mode in particular there is a "Hacking" section in the
manual that explains the mapping and the property API.

For getting in touch with Emacs Lisp there's Xah Lee's Emacs Lisp
Tutorial, too[3].

HTH & happy hacking,

 -- David

[1] http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/?ElDoc

[2] http://orgmode.org/manual/Hacking.html

[3] http://xahlee.org/emacs/elisp.html

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  reply	other threads:[~2010-07-15 20:16 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 [this message]
2010-07-15 20:21     ` David Maus
2010-07-15 21:40   ` Nick Dokos
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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