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Sun, 01 Feb 2009 16:40:32 +0100
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (berkeley-unix)
+ Helmut Eller <address@hidden>:
> * Harald Hanche-Olsen [2009-02-01 11:13+0100] writes:
>> Spend a little time on learning to use keyboard macros instead. They can
>> save a lot of time if you find yourself doing the same thing over and
>> over again.
> Are you saving your macros to a file? I never do that.
No. I create them when needed, then forget them.
> Simply because editing Lisp code is much easier for me than editing
> keyboard macros.
Sure. I don't bother with editing keyboard macros either. If I make a
mistake while recording one, I make it over again from scratch. And I am
not saying you shouldn't write elisp code, nor that I don't do it
myself. But in my experience, it is often a wasted effort when dealing
with relatively simple repetitive tasks. It all depends on how often the
task crops up, and how hard it is to get it right.
* Harald Hanche-Olsen <URL:http://www.math.ntnu.no/~hanche/>
- It is undesirable to believe a proposition
when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true.
-- Bertrand Russell