@zge congratulations on the first patch, and thank you for improving Emacs!
@kadin yeah that was the impression I was getting. I checked into a net last night and was asked to repeat my name about three times >_< thank you for the suggestion
@rocx don't forget your squats + oats
@zge I think I was a too naïve to think that there might be something better than "broadcast", so for the most part I put up with it the limitations and avoided making anything complex. But that is an interesting point, maybe I should go back to the things I made in Scratch and compare it to the things I've written in recent years
@zge this is bringing on some serious nostalgia; Scratch was how I got into programming as well, also circa 2009
PSA: GZDoom, in many respects the leading Doom source port, has a very powerful scripting language called ZScript. It's what 100% of Mr. Friendly was written in. Marrub has documented Zscript extensively and it should be current as of the GZDoom version released just today: https://github.com/marrub--/zscript-doc
@sir take the rest of the year off
Another helpful emacs/elisp trick you might not know of:
Regular expressions are pretty helpful -- but they can be difficult to type and maintain in Elisp, since it requires a lot of escaping.
There's a simple and elegant solution, that's typical to a lisp-mindset: the "rx" macro -- here's an example:
(rx (or ".png" ".jpg" ".jpeg") eos)
Detains can be found under `C-h f rx RET`
@zge mostly space and appearance. I might enable it at some point if I find a use for it, but right now I have global-visual-line-mode enabled, so I don't think I'd get much out of it
@zge nice :] Glad you got something about it, and I'm happy to see my name in someone else's config
@zge very nice config :] I recently redid mine in a similar literate style. I'll be sure to try out ivy
@zge I'm using ido right now, but don't have ido-everywhere enabled yet. I should look into that
@zge didn't know about the TeX input mode, that's a lot more convenient than C-x 8 RET and typing in "FIRST TRANSFINITE CARDINAL" or some other horribly verbose Unicode character name
I prefer AT&T syntax and probably lift more than you do.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko