[Lvlug] Emacs: Black Text on White Background, Courier 12 Pt. Font
fingolfin at thelinuxlink.net
Sun Aug 21 08:53:21 EDT 2005
On Sat, 20 Aug 2005, Ricardo SIGNES wrote:
> * Randy Kramer <rhkramer at gmail.com> [2005-08-20T18:54:10]
>> I'm going to hate myself in the morning, but I've decided to dig into Lisp a
>> little deeper (I won't tell you about my early experiences with Lisp, 25+
>> years ago). I found > An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp
>> which seems like a pretty nice tutorial (and avoids, at least
>> initially, the CADDR stuff that drove me crazy back in the day (not
>> because I didn't understand it, but because that's all they seemed to
>> try to teach about it).
> I would advise you to avoid focusing on Elisp. It's ancient and
> irrelevant, except for use in Emacs.
Indeed. I was just reading about the difference between interned and
uninterned symbols and decided they were completely dumb. It wouldn't be
as bad if (eq 'uninterned-sym 'interned-sym), but there should be a
different way to check if a variable is in use.
> Consider Common Lisp (for which
> see Practical Common Lisp ) or Scheme (for which see some random web
> tutorial  or whatever Hever suggests today).
>  http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/
>  http://cs.wwc.edu/~cs_dept/KU/PR/Scheme.html
Get the book 'The Scheme Programming Language'. It's on the web. Also,
see http://schemers.org/ and http://schemewiki.org/
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