Why You Should Buy Into the Emacs Platform


57 bookmarks. First posted by FTS january 2018.


I started using Emacs as a drop-in Vim replacement about a year ago, but the last few months I’ve discovered that there may be more to Emacs than just a better Vim. Once you really dig into Emacs, you discover all these great things that you wish you knew about much earlier; it’s an entire ecosystem hidden from people who don’t regularly use Emacs.
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4 days ago by zephyr777
This List Table of Contents What I Mean By “Should” This List Core Platform and Basic gui Text Editing (general) Structured Text Editing (i.e. programming)…
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4 days ago by mledu
This List Table of Contents What I Mean By “Should” This List Core Platform and Basic gui Text Editing (general) Structured Text Editing (i.e. programming)…
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5 days ago by carkmorwin
There are few pieces of software as widely misunderstood as Emacs. Emacs is frequently advertised and discussed as a text editor, but please be clear on this: Emacs is not just a text editor.
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5 days ago by lboulard
A "best of" list for emacs plugins.
emacs  programming 
march 2019 by dehowell
I don’t know how much of this is built into Emacs, but I do know you get a killer interface to it with Undo Tree. Imagine you do some edits and then you think, “Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea after all,” so you undo your edits. Then you try a different approach, and start to make some new edits. Wham! Your edit tree just branched.

With conventional undo semantics, the other branch of your edit tree just silently disappears. There can only ever be one branch active, and the others can no longer be reached. That is still the basic assumption with Undo Tree, but if you bring up the tree interface, as you can see in figure 1, you can switch active branches much like with version control.
emacs  talks 
january 2019 by some_hren
This List Table of Contents What I Mean By “Should” This List Core Platform and Basic gui Text Editing (general) Structured Text Editing (i.e. programming)…
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september 2018 by nzeribe
Emacs as a platform:

Great overview of some of the Emacs killer apps!
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september 2018 by synchromesh
My mental list of reasons to become familiar with Emacs grows nearly by the day, and I can’t keep track of them all anymore. In other words, this article is mostly a braindump, but it will also serve as an index for possible future in-depth texts about these things.
emacs  programming  productivity 
september 2018 by basus
Again, some plugins I'd never heard of
facme  emacs  tips 
september 2018 by mechazoidal
Good roundup of powerful Emacs features (including several new to me) from a recent convert.
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september 2018 by look