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Devac  ·  124 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 22, 2017

    Woah woah woah. You read my dotfiles?

Yup. Helped me a lot. While not directly related, they allowed me to actually configure my Emacs to have some of the features for Haskell that I was sorely lacking. Since I don't like Sublime or Vim (although their selection of Haskell-related plugins actually works out of the box :/) and Leksah can't be even installed without some serious work on Cabal I had to default to Emacs.

Configuring it for Idris was easy-peasy afterwards.

    Most of the blogs I've read have been focused in on one or two things.

On the other hand, many of them are intended to be about one or two things but quickly devolve into a lie-spiral of "I know that this is an unusual topic but…" that after a while happens in every third post. Either have two or more blogs and keep them separate or just cut out the middleman and make a topic salad from the very beginning. ;)

Anyway, I do encourage you to write about whatever catches your fancy.




keifermiller  ·  124 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Since I don't like Sublime or Vim (although their selection of Haskell-related plugins actually works out of the box :/) and Leksah can't be even installed without some serious work on Cabal I had to default to Emacs.

Yeah, wanting to work with Haskell or lisps pushes me towards Emacs, but nvim's superior terminal interface and evil-mode's uncanny-valley of vimness pushes me slightly harder towards nvim. I can come back to vim after long spans of disuse and just pick it up, like riding a bike. Emacs is more like learning to juggle: constant practice, or it slips away from me.

Devac  ·  123 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You likely know about it already, but have you tried Spacemacs? I have it installed but always forget about it so I didn't really experiment with it.

    I can come back to vim after long spans of disuse and just pick it up, like riding a bike. Emacs is more like learning to juggle: constant practice, or it slips away from me.

That's literally the exact opposite of me (including juggling - biking comparison)! Each time I'm returning to Vim I pretty much have to go through some tutorial. I might as well switch my keyboard layout to left-hand Swedish Dvorak while I'm at it, considering how little of it stays in my muscle memory.

keifermiller  ·  123 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've never tried any of the starter packs. My issue with Evil is that it is great --in some ways a better vim than vim-- until you have to use a package that doesn't have an evil-mode wrapper. I have a hard time jumping between the two styles of editing.