Tag Archives: emacs

Emacs vs Eclipse

Steve Yegge has yet another very long, but hugely informative post up: The Pinocchio Problem. It’s all about what makes great software. Or at least, less-bad software. One of the things he touches on is Emacs and Eclipse extensions, when compared to Firefox. The very best plug-in systems are powerful enough to build the entire […]

A Month of Mac

It’s now been a month since my shiny new Mac arrived. Overall, I’m still really, really happy with it. I’ve bought NetNewsWire for feed reading and textmate for editing. I’m a little concerned that I don’t have the source code for my editor, but we’ll see how that goes. I’m normally a devout Emacs or […]

TRAMP Rocks

TRAMP is a tool for Emacs to let you edit files on another computer, using only an ssh connection. It rocks, as it lets me edit files at work from my laptop at home. Behind the scenes, there’s some serious voodoo going on, encoding and decoding files on the fly, transferring them to the appropriate […]

Nesting

I’ve just opened up a new command shell, without thinking about it. Inside an Emacs session. Which is running inside GNU screen. Which is running inside Putty. Transparent? Clear as mud.