By Ariel Costas - July 13, 2021
In the last few days, I’ve been trying GNU Emacs as a text editor for documents, agendas (org-mode) and code. There are several reasons behind this decission:
- Editors like Atom or VSCode are the most popular, but VSCode is proprietary (the binaries released by M$) and they are written in ElectronJS, leading to an enormus resource consumption.
- I’ve heard many good opinions about emacs and its high extensibility (via Elisp)
- All the jokes about St. IGNUtius, the church of emacs, the GNU/Emacs Operating System…
As a vim user for the last year, getting used to emacs is hard. That’s the reason I’m using the Doom Emacs configuration for the editor. Which includes org-mode set up, evil-mode (vim bindings) among others.
I’m linking below to some resources that I found useful to learn emacs/doom emacs:
- GNU’s emacs manual: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/emacs.html
- Distrotube’s videos on emacs, especially:
- Emacs Wiki: https://www.emacswiki.org/
- Doom Emacs’s getting started https://github.com/hlissner/doom-emacs/blob/develop/docs/getting_started.org
- The Org Manual https://orgmode.org/manual/https://orgmode.org/manual/
- My own doom emacs config: https://git.costas.dev/dotfiles/tree/.config/doom
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