I use emacs mainly for
I started programming Perl and R less than two years ago for my Phd-thesis involving Bioinformatics. I switched to Linux for that reason, … well switchted is probably wrong: Before that I was not really interested in computers. Since then coding somehow infected my mind. Using the most advanced tool was only a small step from there like getting into elisp from my fiddling with my .emacs is.
I started a week ago to write my first own mode it is great how much that cleared some of my understanding of Emacs. I would much appreciate comments on it, here it is:
Welcome to the wiki. – DrewAdams