The new emacs'en for win32 now performs very well, due to byte-code compiled
elisp's and optimized compilation. Also a very tricky startup,
similar to load-image of the dumped core (aka "undump").
(I wished AutoCAD could do this as well)
There are compiled optimized binaries for FSF (GNU) NTEmacs (NT/Win95,
i386) and XEmacs (which is the package I prefer). The latest stable
FSF version is 20.6. This improved a lot!
Personally I prefer XEmacs
because it is more organized, has better menus and is quite faster.
Latest stable is 21.1.11 but the current beta 21.2.35 is fine for me.
It is also easier to extend in C.
Get the self-installing exe [24mb] or compile it by your own [7mb].
Go to the XEmacs download page
and mirror list.
Where is my nearest GNU
mirror? (via ftpsearch)
This is the GNU mirror
I also keep the html version of the
elisp introduction here.
This is a fine NT
Emacs introduction summary.
Here are my compatible
which do work with xemacs, ntemacs and two seperate custom files.
(and of course a bunch of macros and keys)
My current work (plans)
AutoDESK reported some problems with earlier ntemacs and their R14
HeapAgent memory manager. See the FAQ how to use EDITBIN to resolve
- fix ;| |; comment (works partially)
- help support
- write docs, describe, syntax balloon,
Ctrl-F1 hook to winhelp/html (done)
- interactive mode:
- run-vlisp via COM, remote-eval-sexpr, debug (probably bound to ilisp)
- case-insensitive etags
- tempo support
expansions for most constructs,
upcase funcnames when writing, ...
- fold or fontify at ;|#- feature|; ... ;|END #- feature|;
maybe as quasi-feature minor mode. all, #+ features, #- features
- vlisp-like project frame
define-project, edit-project, speedbar: project-members-only.
EDE-0.6 is a nice
The whole problematic customization issues went away with the
new custom module.
I keep two seperate custom files, by setting 'custom-file' in .emacs.
Some notes at first:
Menu Tools - Display Speedbar for your lisp files.
Try out ilisp from http://www2.cons.org:8000/ftp-area/ilisp/
Run etags -l lisp over your lisp files.
(load "cua-mode") (CUA-mode T) makes it better for FSF.
The XEmacs alternative is called pc-select.
C- means Ctrl, M- Alt, S- Shift
C-s to search, C-r to search backwards
C-g such as Ctrl-C (or triple esc)
M-: for eval on the command line ("minibuffer")
C-x C-e evals the current expression
Preferred is a 3-button mouse as on every X-system.
Then you pick a button (or paste) with the middle button.
You cut and paste unix style, that means you select with the 1st mouse button,
move then the cursor to a new position and paste it there with the 2nd button.
It need to be highlighted to be pasted! The last highlighted text is pasted.
You delete selections with Double Mouse-3.
(BTW: you got even two cut and paste buffers, with mouse and Alt)
Whole customization was improved: Help - Customize
Old: The standard NT face (System) has no bold/italics, so a I use Courier
[new] See the win32ole patch, my major autolisp mode,
and some useful scripts in this dir.
my fsf com patch adds a USE_NTCOM define to nt/makefile.def
so it should be politically correct.
Other Lisp editors and emacs utilities are listed at the
Association of Lisp Users page.
I used to use MultiEdit Pro for a
couple of years (similar in features and customization to emacs,
search/replace and help is better),
and Visual Lisp (formerly
This is the AutoCAD integrated IDE, we have to use it, but it is
not customizable. Special AutoLISP editors are listed in the FAQ
xlisp-stat for Windows has a new small lisp editor too.
Author: Reini Urban
Time-stamp: "2001-03-03 23:34:59 rurban"