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Writing GNU Emacs Extensions

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Yes, it is possible to be all things to all people, if you're talking about the Emacs editor. As a user, you can make any kind of customization you want, from choosing the keystrokes that invoke your favorite commands to creating a whole new work environment that looks like nothing ever developed before. It's all in Emacs Lisp -- and in this short but fast-paced book.

Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 8th 1997 by O'Reilly Media (first published April 1st 1997)
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Jethro Kuan
Aug 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Dated, and surprisingly lacks the polish of your typical O' Reilly book. There's something inside for people new to Elisp though.
Neal Aggarwal
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The first book that really got me 'into' EMACS and I've never looked back since now using emacs for everything from todo lists to outlines to GTD. Well worth working through this book actually coding as you go along. You'll also develop an appreciation for LISP which is making a comeback by way of modern functional programming languages as well as getting a good leg-up on developing extensions for GIMP and AutoCAD.
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
good introduction, but tremendously dated. This book is significantly behind the current development methods and application trends in the emacs environment.
Xavier Cazin
Aug 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
A book that you're unlikely to read one day, but a perfect example of what a technical book should be like, imho. Plus, it features a giraffe. One could have told it was a book for me.
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