speech impediment wrote:Ok, Lisp in Box works fine, but now that I am working with a bit more sophisticated code (relatively, I'm about halfway through Touretzky's book), I would like to use traditional cut, copy, paste commands for Windows in emac/slime. The zxcv series is also normal for macs, so it is difficult for me to switch after using windows and macs for so long. At the gnu site, it says to type something like this: (keyboard-translate ?\C-h ?\C-?) However, I get an undefined function error when I type this in the prompt. Also, I would like to keep these settings permanent. I'm not sure how this is done either...
While I am at it, what newbie emac tutorial do you recommend that I start out with? The gnu website isn't too easy to navigate when I am just concerned with basic user issues for the moment. I'm sure I'd like to customize the emacs further to my taste.
speech impediment wrote:Um... I don't understand how that can be easier than moving code around. When I type C-M-x, it adds semicolons treating it as comments. Would I not have to remove these semicolons later? Also, I would think that sometimes it would be useful to cut/copy and paste code just because sometimes things are out of order, need to be reused, etc. I'm afraid I am at a loss at your point.
I'm not sure why C-M-x is commenting things out rather than evaluating them though... that's not right. You pressed ctrl+alt+x?
speech impediment wrote:Yup. Right after Lisp-in-a-box loads and gives me the CL-USER> prompt, I typed a simple function like this: (+ 1 2) and then ctrl-alt-x (held all three keys at the same time). I think it might be my version (CLISP 2.33), because not only does the cua mode command don't work, the tutorials are not in the directory when I access it through the menu or shortcut key. For now, I think I am going to use ABLE until I can better understand asdf, swank, slime, emacs, etc.
speech impediment wrote:The only slight problem is that there aren't any menus whatsoever, but I suppose I'm not going to be doing anything sophisticated for a while, so it is a good complement to slime/emacs.
So I should really listen to what people want and bring it back in 0.20!
speech impediment wrote:Oh, that was a good introductory tutorial video you had. If you are going to make another video and you want to make it extra easier for the even more clueless, I recommend telling people what you are typing that isn't on the screen, like scrolling through functions to get mapcar, initializing hyperspec, etc.
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