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Re: An easy defun

From: Sven Bretfeld
Subject: Re: An easy defun
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 21:25:43 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Hello list, dear Amy

I don't understand it. I wrote an answer this noon, and it still
hasn't arrived on the list.

On Sun, Oct 07, 2007 at 08:53:53PM -0400, Amy Templeton wrote:
> (defun start-mutt (&optional bg)
>   "Start an ansi-term running the mutt mailreader, in a buffer called 
> \"*Mutt*\"
> Given an argument (assuming the buffer called \"*Mutt*\" doesn't already 
> exist),
> will start in the background"
>   (interactive "P")
>   (if (get-buffer "*Mutt*")
>       (switch-to-buffer "*Mutt*")
>     (let ((buf (current-buffer)))
>       (ansi-term "/usr/bin/mutt" "Mutt")
>       (if bg (switch-to-buffer buf)))))

This works perfectly. Thank you very much.

> - Try to go through this code and understand it, one step at a time.

That's what I did today. And I was able to write some other functions
according to your model. 
> Anyway, I hope that's helpful.

Yes, you brought me a great step further to understand lisp. I know
this is quite an easy code. But, anyway, I have started to understand.



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