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Re: Running .emacs style commands within emacs

From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: Running .emacs style commands within emacs
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 09:28:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Tim X <address@hidden> writes:

> "Ben Forbes" <address@hidden> writes:
>> Actually what I meant was, I want to run lisp forms from within emacs. Eg,
>> (global-set-key "\C-\M-z" 'delete-whole-line). There must be a Lisp engine
>> running within Emacs that interprets this form when it is in the .emacs init
>> file. Can I send lisp forms to this engine at any given time during an Emacs
>> session? I know global-set-key can be run from M-x but it's interactive, I'd
>> like to be able to enter the above form manually.
> This is what I use the scratch buffer for. 

There's also an interactive Emacs Lisp REPL called ielm in Emacs 23
(from CVS).

M-x ielm


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