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Re: Advice on studying Emacs Lisp files

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Advice on studying Emacs Lisp files
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:22:18 +0100

On 2015-01-14, at 22:59, Drew Adams <> wrote:

>> so I started a personal project of code reading.  I would like to start
>> with (standard) Emacs files.
>> However, here's a problem: I'd like to take notes while I'm studying.
>> And it's no surprise that I'd like to use Emacs to do this.  For obvious
>> reasons, I don't want to make my notes in the files themselves (as
>> comments).  OTOH, if I copy them to some personal directory, I lose the
>> ability to use find-function (which will jump to the original files).
>> Do you have any suggestions for a good workflow for that?  I might use
>> Org-mode (and links), but it would involve jumping between buffers,
>> which might not be optimal.  Maybe someone has a better idea?
> You can bookmark locations, and use annotations for your notes.
> If you use Bookmark+ then you can use Org mode for the annotations.

That's interesting, thanks a lot!  I will definitely check that out,
I had no idea about this functionality.  I'll have to check whether
these bookmarks/annotations are somehow visible in the buffer they point


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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