Text editing is, of course, one of the fundamental functions of a modern computer. In the last few years we've seen a surge in voice-assistant applications, and have even seen a few serviceable self-hosted privacy-preserving options like Mycroft.ai. However, I still find dactile keyboard input to be the most efficient way to convey and capture my thoughts. I have invested a lot in my physical computing inventory, working to build a set of tools which can be productive at home and on the road. I also strive in my Emacs configuration to extend the power of my environment to its limits and to my world. Most of the text-editing configuration is handled in other places, but should reference ideas here.
One thing which I want to try is to integrate the idea of SmartTabs, eventually. For now, though, tabs become four spaces.
nil (setq-default indent-tabs-mode 4) tab-width t)(setq-default require-final-newline
I use Visual Line Mode in
but not in
prog-mode. Either way, I
disable the automatic text-wrapping mode since I am wrapping my code
manually in the case of
YAML mode derives from
text-mode and not
prog-mode, but I generally treat it as data.
really what I need is an Emacs 'data-mode' maybe. 🤔
defun cce/text-mode-hook () (1) (visual-line-mode (auto-fill-mode -1))'text-mode-hook #'cce/text-mode-hook) (add-hook 'visual-line-mode)(diminish
defun cce/prog-mode-hook () ( (visual-line-mode -1) (auto-fill-mode -1))'text-mode-hook #'cce/text-mode-hook) (add-hook 'yaml-mode-hook #'cce/text-mode-hook)(add-hook
Since I will be in Visual Line Mode when I am I in text-mode, refit Evil Mode to use visual line commands so that they properly traverse long paragraphs of text. I want to try to use things like avy-mode more and more often, and to use these sorts of movement less often.
More to come…