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Re: What makes elisp fun ?

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: What makes elisp fun ?
Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 14:43:56 +0000

On May 26, 2017 6:58:37 AM PDT, Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> wrote:

>To that I'll add: the built-in help and debugging facilities. I am
>continually annoyed that other languages don't have edebug. *Why* don't
>they have edebug? Edebug was an essential factor in my progress from a
>novice programmer to... wherever I'm at now. Watching the little cursor
>go basically taught my brain how code flows. Now I know you're supposed
>to do it with printf statements and gdb, but in elisp it's still
>comforting to run through my functions with edebug before I go on to
>next steps.

I can also say that edebug and the rich online documentation makes for a great 
interactive experience. Combined with the fact that you can override pretty 
much anything anywhere easily, experimenting is very easy and fun!


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