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Re: Auto Fill Comments

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 20:03:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Christopher Dimech <> writes:

> My experience has been that as I got to do more things in emacs lisp,
> the understanding needed quickly exceeded my rate of learning.
> One can get to sophisticated constructs, even when trying to do
> relatively simple things.  You never know where your original
> plan could get you. Many times the importance of a work is not
> measured by its consequences (i.e. by the final command).
That is probably because you try to do more difficult things then

I have been using Emacs for like almost 20 years, and was enough with
setq-ing few variables, and wrapping ocassional few lines in a defun to
put it on a hook.

Then when I tried to do something more advanced, I realized I was
hitting a wall and that my knowledge was too lacking; I didn't even know
how to read and parse a file with Elisp one year ago; and I wrote a toy
compiler 20 years ago.

I never needed to learn Lisp, and I knew there are probably lots of
idiomatic things I need to before I can do anything interesting with

It is just to accept what we don't know; and I realized I would
need a time to learn it. Thinking that one can just look up all relevant
things in instant is a misstake. Becomming fluent with ani API and
programming language takes time. Lisp, PHP and TCL are ones that I found
easiest to learn, yet it takes lot of time to learn all the APIs, how
they are used, all the fine details etc.

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