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Tuesday November 30, 2004
03:41 PM

EmacsWiki, where have you been all my life?

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I just found the EmacsWiki site. I'm stunned that such an awesome repository of Emacs knowledge existed without my knowledge. It's not that I'm some kind of Emacs guru, but I sure like to learn a new trick every now and again.

So far the best thing I've found is a cool function called indirect-region. To use it, just mark a region you want to edit separately and execute the function. A new buffer opens containing the marked text. All edits are reflected in the source doc. But the really cool thing is that the new buffer can have a different major mode from the source! So when I'm writing an email and want to work on a long Perl example I can just pop the region into a cperl-mode window! Very cool. To make this even easier I've set the default mode for indirect-region to cperl-mode.

Thanks Mario Lang!


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