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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Thorsten Jolitz
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:54:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Nicolas Richard <address@hidden> writes:

> Thorsten Jolitz <address@hidden> writes:
>> How would a generic UI generator look like in this case? Wouldn't it be
>> very complicated to prompt the user for all the dispatcher-menu-UI
>> properties? Where to put what on the dispatcher UI?
> Look into the packages "makey" and "discover". The former was factored
> out of magit and discover was built on top of that.
> See:
> http://www.masteringemacs.org/articles/2013/12/21/discoverel-discover-emacs-context-menus/
> I don't know how "makey" and the corresponding magit code relate
> nowadays. I hope they cooperate, but I have no idea. Mickey Petersen
> (cc'ed) might tell us more about the current state.

Never heard of these packages, so I just tried to use discover/makey
with dired for the first time - wow!  

Having this kind of UI for all of Emacs would be marvellous, because
being unable to remember all those keybindings and being too lazy to
look them up is probably the most limiting factor when using Emacs. With
this kind of UI everywhere, missing long-term memory and natural
lazyness could be beaten ...


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