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Re: Learn Emacs Lisp in 15 minutes

From: notbob
Subject: Re: Learn Emacs Lisp in 15 minutes
Date: 25 Jul 2013 15:48:50 GMT
User-agent: slrn/0.9.9p1 (Linux)

On 2013-07-25, Bastien <> wrote:
> Now here is my attempt at playing the "15 minutes" game:

> Comments and feedback welcome, enjoy,

I'm at 15 mins and still only half way! ('course I'm dumb as a stump)

";; Use the mouse to go back to the window where you code."

Doesn't work for me.  Using emacs 23.3, but C-x o does the trick.  

OK, I'm at 30 mins and have found another mistake.  You instruct:

;; Now if you don't mind, I'll stop asking you to hit `C-xC-e': do it
;; for every sexp that follows.

;; It's often useful to erase the buffer:

But, you forgot to instruct to return to scratch buffer.  So,
entering code in test buffer turn scratch buffer into test buffer, of
which I now have two test buffers which do the same thing.

This is not a gotchya, jes a example of every programming howto I've
ever read.  Somewhere, the author always makes a mistake and then I'm
left confused and lost.  Sorry, but the syntax must be perfect and
explained in detail and typically, it is not.  Otherwise, I like your
little tutorial.  In yer favor, I learned more in 30 mins than all
previous LISP lessons, including emacs' own.  I'll finish it and
bookmark it.  Also, I hate coding.  I'll never be a programmer and
have no desire to be, but love linux and know I must learn some code.
I also love emacs and try to learn something new every day.  In that,
you have succeeded brilliantly.  Thank you.  ;)

BTW. emacs 23.3 does not open to scratch buffer.


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