I've seen videos where someone an elisp function call like


But were able to shorted the displayed function name to something like


How do they do that? I'd like to use it in my init.el so I can display this


rather than this


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You can do it by using Malabarba's Nameless package, it is available from both GNU ELPA and MELPA. You probably want to customize the nameless-global-aliases and nameless-prefix user options. Something like:

(setq nameless-global-aliases '(("i" . "ivan")))
(setq nameless-prefix "/")

and open your init.el then M-x nameless-mode.

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