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2023-04-23 :: Emacs :: elisp

I recently learned that one way to become very effective with emacs, is to dive deep. I mean really dive in. So I finally picked up the elisp tutorial, and just read through the whole thing. Well, most of it... And if you haven't already done so, it's a really fun walkthrough, and I highly recommend it to any serious emacs user.

It goes through a lot of the basics, the structure of the language, the main lisp constructs, and a bit of the history of both the language and the editor. It opens up some of the inner workings of the editor, and lets you realize just how extensible it really is. And how easy it is to extend.