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Re: Editing Scheme in the installation image

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Editing Scheme in the installation image
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 10:09:50 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.16; emacs 25.1.1

Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> One issue that’s often reported is that it’s inconvenient to edit the
> config file with all its parentheses in the installation image given the
> available options (Zile, Nano, and nvi).
> Something like Paredit and ‘show-paren-mode’ in Emacs would help avoid
> mistakes such as unbalanced parenthesis.  However ‘emacs-minimal’ takes
> 180MiB and it would be unreasonable to include it.
> So I figured we could use Zile-on-Guile¹ (yes!) and extend it to have
> something that resembles Paredit, like:

Haha, that’s very cute!  It’s a great idea.

> PS: The closure of Zile-on-Guile is 103MiB, but Zile-on-Guile itself is
>     only 400K and its dependencies are already in the installation
>     image.



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