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From: brian powell <briangpowellms@gmail.com>
To: Matthew Sauer <improv.philosophy@gmail.com>
Cc: Org Mode Mailing List <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Elisp Primer?
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:11:14 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AANLkTikSL_2R1Bbw2qAr9p0_sf1URgaXyKEnhXcBtRu8@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTinzFEXZMGvm5r1secfz3cdwMDikepo1R0N0d_Dg@mail.gmail.com>

*I strongly agree with John Hendy: Robert Chassel's "An Introduction
to Programming in Emacs Lisp":


--should be mastered first (it should be the first book @everyone@ reads.)

*O'Reilly's "Safari" has online books for $20/month you can put 10
books on your online "bookshelf"--you can put Learning EMACS and/or
EMACS Extensions on your bookshelf and then download the .pdf and use
DOCVIEW to read in EMACS and/or use the TEXINFO file and read it in
EMACS and/or put your cursor on something you don't understand and
type "Mx man" and/or do pdf2txt on the .pdf and put that into emacs:


**Could do "wget -m -np
and put the reference manual on you're hard-drive--then use "Mx dired"
or a browser to browse it.

*Remember also, you can extend ELISP with COMMON LISP using the "cl" package:

"Notably, the "cl" package implements a fairly large subset of Common Lisp."
(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emacs_Lisp)

--then use some COMMOM LISP:

*In grad school I downloaded the reference at:

---made a mirror of the entire doc tree on my hard-drive---it worked
as a great reference in alpha order (for common lisp--but you can
always extend elisp if you see something you like):

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Matthew Sauer
<improv.philosophy@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am wanting to learn about/have a reference guide for elisp.  I am a huge fan of the O'Reilly books for the other languages I have worked with but I was wondering if someone knew of an online repository (possibly like Worg) that might be available to pull onto my system that I could read right in emacs.
> Thanks,
> Matt

  parent reply	other threads:[~2011-03-11 20:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-03-11 19:26 Elisp Primer? Matthew Sauer
2011-03-11 19:35 ` John Hendy
2011-03-11 20:11 ` brian powell [this message]
2011-03-11 20:41 ` Nick Dokos

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