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Re: Emacs development...

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: Emacs development...
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 11:17:52 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Arthur Miller <arthur.miller@live.com> writes:

> Stephen Berman <stephen.berman@gmx.net> writes:
>> On Sun, 22 Aug 2021 19:44:29 +0200 Arthur Miller <arthur.miller@live.com> 
>> wrote:
>>> "T.V Raman" <raman@google.com> writes:
>>>> Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net> writes:
>>>> ielm has been particularly useful when developing some of the more
>>>> esoteric parts of Emacspeak:-)
>>> Hmmm, my ielm does not come with C-c b predefined. What is the name of
>>> function it is bound to?
>> It would be very naughty of ielm to use `C-c b'.  `But C-h m' in the
>> *ielm* buffer shows this:
>>   The current working buffer may be changed (with a call to ‘set-buffer’,
>>   or with C-c C-b), and its value is preserved between successive
>>   evaluations.  In this way, expressions may be evaluated in a different
>>   buffer than the *ielm* buffer.  By default, its name is shown on the
>>   mode line; you can always display it with C-c C-v, or the buffer itself
>>   with C-c C-f.
> Cool, thanks!

I have tested ielm a bit more now, and I definitely see the appeal. The
idea of working buffer is definitely a killer feature of ielm,
especially when one does not work with elisp buffers.

Yes it is more handy then M-: or M-x for testing the code.


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