EevMode is my partner for years.
[2008/08/25] I just released the next generation of Anything!!
‘shell-command’(etc) to shell history file
‘display-buffer-function’for wide-screen display
‘kill-ring’to disk. Risk hedge of sudden death.
Hi Rubikitch! I enjoyed reading RubikitchIciclesConfiguration, and I’m happy to see you experimenting with Icicles.
‘ffap-guesser’: Have you tried setting
‘alternatives’? That will give you something similar to
‘ffap-guesser’, using `
M-.’. It’s not very fancy, but I haven’t found that I needed anything fancier. See Icicles - Inserting Text from Cursor.
I gave up on ffap after only a short trial. It seemed too invasive, and I didn’t always like its guesses. In particular, in DiredMode, I rarely want to use the file name at point when I use
‘C-x f’ – if I want that, then I just use
‘RET’. See also the email@example.com thread “key to yank text at point into minibuffer” from Feb. 2006.
On the other hand, it might be a good approach to access only selected parts of ffap on demand – i.e.
‘ffap-guesser’. IOW, I don’t want it all, in my face all the time, but if I can control what it gives me, that might not be bad.
Thanks again for contributing to Icicles. – DrewAdams
Yes. I read icicles’ docs throughout. I tried `M-.’.
I think guesses of
‘ffap-guesser’ are smart enough to opening dependent library from the
‘require’ sexp and so on.
‘ffap-alist’ defines many such patterns and I added my own patterns. But I sometimes feel bothersome like you when
‘ffap’ inserts guessed filename. So my config makes Emacs not automatically insert a guess, but insert easily if needed. Icicles provides a convenient answer for this bother. – rubikitch
I’ve updated Icicles options
‘icicle-default-thing-insertion’, the former to include
‘ffap-guesser’ as the first function, the latter to use
‘alternatives’ as the default value. This means that `
M-.’ in the minibuffer will use
‘ffap-guesser’ to insert text. Immediately subsequent uses of `
M-.’ use alternative functions, replacing what the previous `
M-.’ inserted. That gives you multiple guesses, not just one (
You might still prefer your
‘C-e’ binding and combination of the insertion with an
‘end-of-line’ treatment, but consider using
‘icicle-insert-string-at-point’ for the insertion part: it will give you the same behavior, except that 1) subsequent
‘C-e’ will insert different things, and 2)
‘C-u’ can be used to accumulate text insertions (see Icicles - Inserting Text from Cursor, which I know you’ve read).
I also updated ffap-.el. It was calling
‘ffap-bindings’ (at top-level), which is bad. You might also take a look at it. Perhaps you would consider including your own
‘ffap’ configuration stuff (whatever it is) in a library that others can access. Depending on what it is and whether you thought it was appropriate, you could include your
‘ffap’ stuff in ffap-.el.
Thx for reminding me about
‘ffap-guesser’; that provoked me into including it for
‘icicle-thing-at-point-functions’. – DrewAdams
‘icicle-thing-at-point-functions’ is nice! I created
‘C-e’ binding because of lack of
‘ffap-guesser’ interface. – rubikitch
FYI - I updated Icicles - Inserting Text from Cursor to reflect the latest changes.
I went to rcodetools, which you say includes
icicles-rcodetools.el, but I couldn’t figure out how to find
icicles-rcodetools.el. How about explaining how to get it, or, better, provide a link to it? Even if it’s only intended for Ruby code, Icicles users (like me ;-)) might find it interesting. – DrewAdams
Hello and welcome! Please feel free to add Japanese pages as well. Theoretically at least this wiki is multilingual. ;) – AlexSchroeder
There are already many Japanese pages:-) – rubikitch
I have started to work on oddmuse.el, but it seems to me that you are far more interested in it than I am. Would you be willing to take over maintainership? I think OddmuseMode would be in better off in your hands. – AlexSchroeder
Well, since oddmuse.el is not part of Emacs, signing FSF papers is not important. :) – AlexSchroeder
I’m willing to! – rubikitch
I cannot get oddmuse-mode to work on Ms-Windows with cygwin. First it complains that egrep does not work, and after fixing that (by replacing with grep -E), when I try oddmuse-post it says that ‘last-modified’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. – KristjánJónasson
Sorry, I do not have any Windows PC. But I fixed egrep problem. Evaluate this sexp.
(shell-command-to-string (let ((url "http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/emacs") (oddmuse-page-name "OddmuseMode")) (oddmuse-format-command oddmuse-revision-check-command)))
Hot Damn, the anything package is so awesome. Thanks for your work on it. – JonathanArkell
Any news about the mailing list for Anything? I see more and more people starting using it, so it would come in handy to discuss and anounce features. --TamasPatrovics
I realize the want of ML and I’ll create google groups in English and Japanese. But sorry. I have no experience with ML administration, so I must study it. – rubikitch
Google Groups administration is very simple. It’s point and click. You give the group a name and it works. No experience is necessary. - Anonymous
Hi there, anything.el does not work when using the MacPorts? version of Emacs 23 (emacs-app) in GUI mode on Mac OSX 10.5. However, it does work when it is run at the command line with the -nw switch. So I guess there must be some GUI-specific code in anything.el that doesn’t work under OSX. Any idea what might be wrong, and whether it’s possible to fix it? – Geoff Ferrari.
Please show me backtrace. – rubikitch
Hi, here’s the backtrace for the error reported above – Geoff Ferrari.
Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "Attempt to modify read-only object") modify-frame-parameters(#<frame *scratch* 0x5cc150> ((parent-id) (explicit-name) (display . "nacmacfeegle.local") (visibility . t) (icon-name) (window-id . "1") (top . 0) (left . 0) (buried-buffer-list) (buffer-list #<buffer *scratch*>) (unsplittable) (modeline . t) (width . 80) (height . 60) (border-color . "white") (mouse-color . "white") (environment) (background-mode . dark) (display-type . color) (horizontal-scroll-bars . t) (window-system . ns) (bufferd . t) (auto-lower) (auto-raise) (icon-type) (scroll-bar-width . 0) (cursor-type . box) (title) (buffer-predicate) (tool-bar-lines . 0) (menu-bar-lines . 1) (right-fringe . 11) (left-fringe . 10) (line-spacing) (cursor-color . "grey") (background-color . "black") (foreground-color . "white") (vertical-scroll-bars) (internal-border-width . 2) (border-width . 0) (fontsize . 0) (font . "-apple-Anonymous-medium-r-normal-Regular-11-*-*-*-*-*-fontset-startup") (nil . 0) (font-backend ns))) set-frame-configuration((frame-configuration (#<frame *scratch* 0x5cc150> (... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...) #<window-configuration>))) anything-set-frame/window-configuration((frame-configuration (#<frame *scratch* 0x5cc150> (... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...) #<window-configuration>)))
I do not know why, but evaluating the following sexp will remedy this problem.
(setq anything-save-configuration-functions '(set-window-configuration . current-window-configuration))
I am interested, yes. Out of curiosity, what are your motivations to stop maintaining this mode ? – Xavier Maillard
Yes, It’s yours! – rubikitch
Thank you – XavierMaillard
Here are the auto-install bugs for anything. I can’t do more than this now.
I have an auto install directory set and auto-install-replace-confirm set to t. I require auto-install.
I set pop-up-windows to nil. That might be significant.
The directory initially contains nothing. I do auto-install-batch RET anything RET.
3 buffers are created. The current buffer is not anything.el.
I do c-c c-c, and there are compilation errors. (I forgot when it asks me questions do you want to install do you want to replace but I answer yes to all.) End of file during parsing.
If I instead first switch buffer to anything.el, c-c c-c there yields better results, but there are still compilation errors.
Here are the results of compilation errors, not using auto-install but using B in dired.
anything.el compiles cleanly.
anything-match-plugin.elc:72:1:Warning: defface for
‘anything-match’ fails to specify containing group anything-match-plugin.elc:37:7:Error: End of file during parsing
In anything-semantic-default-action: anything-config.el:1628:36:Warning: reference to free variable
In anything-yaoddmuse-cache-pages: anything-config.el:113:54:Warning: reference to free variable
In anything-emms-stream-edit-bookmark: anything-config.el:111:77:Warning: reference to free variable
In anything-emms-stream-delete-bookmark: anything-config.el:111:3:Warning: reference to free variable
‘emms-stream-list’ anything-config.el:106:42:Error: End of file during parsing
Maybe it is just that anything does not compile cleanly. Apologies in advance if I did not use the wiki properly. ISTR that I had repeated other issues with auto-install where it did not install, but trying it again now if I ignore the compilation errors it seems to install 3 files from anything, at least.
AutoInstall has to support proxy! otherwise the corporate programmer can’t do anything! Can we steal from emacs-w3m or something? - hsu
‘url-proxy-services’. For example: (setq url-proxy-services ‘((“http” . “localhost:8339”))) – rubikitch
Seems that ScreenShot does not work properly with Emacs 23 – last or default scheme is not used when asking for scheme name. Emacs 23 requires the following: (2 arguments removed)
(completing-read "Scheme: " (mapcar 'car screenshot-schemes) nil t (or screenshot-default-scheme screenshot-last-scheme-name))))
Also, it would be nice to message URL to status bar, so that user knows when async process of snapshotting is complete.
– Applied! thanks – rubikitch
Hi, I am just about to go through the various Anything pages, and go through a massive cleanup, since it appears that the name has changed to helm. I noticed you made a change to Lisp:anything.el, which was one of the pages i was planning to delete (forwarding people to the helm package on github). is the Anything.el package still maintained on the wiki, and separate from helm? Thanks! – JonathanArkell
I have added autoloads to Lisp:screenshot.el, hope that is okay. Could you please add also add autoloads to Lisp:yaoddmuse.el; you can get my “patch” here: https://raw.github.com/gist/2660901/72ce45c2a725ad5b3ceb4e775182e1ec4d56cbc8/yaoddmuse.el or https://gist.github.com/2660901
By the way have you considered moving to git (or another dvcs) and github (or another host)? That would make sending pull requests easier ;-) (Or just an email address where patches could be send would also be helpful.)