Discussion of programming Lisps using Emacs, including SLIME and other tools


Postby TheGZeus » Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:03 am

Firefox(well, Gecko) + Emacs = Conkeror.
Emacs in JavaScript is another way of putting it. Text editing is still not up to par with real Emacs, sadly. It's pretty close, though.
What I find neat is (with a bit of hacking to the extension's package) you can use either Firefox extensions or write your own in JavaScript.
I'm really amazed at how much faster everything I do on the web is done in Conkeror as compared to Firefox.
I stopped used an RSS reader because I can visit a blog I want to read with a keychord. All bookmarks are accessable with an ido-like completion functionality. Same with most search functions.
Many major-modes (for different sites) are built-in.

I wouldn't be using Emacs were it not for Conkeror.

*feel free to move this to the lounge if you think it inappropriate
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Re: Conkeror

Postby findinglisp » Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:19 am

That's an interesting idea. Generally, I use Firefox for the same reasons that you use Conkeror, it seems--it's all about the keyboard shortcuts. I find that my Firefox usage is very keyboard driven these days. Being able to customize all that further would be a big help. It would be even more interesting if Firefox would incorporate some of this in the standard product so you wouldn't have to choose.
Cheers, Dave
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Re: Conkeror

Postby TheGZeus » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:11 am

Oh, it's in Debian sid, now.
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