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Using Emacs to develop programs in other languages.

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How are program arguments handled when a program/script is launched from Emacs?

I often find myself wondering how people handle program arguments when they are developing with Emacs. Let's say we have a Python script and launching it requires supplying arguments, e.g. --...
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How to use clojure-lsp in Emacs?

I downloaded clojure-lsp ( and tried to add it as a client in my init.el: (use-package lsp-mode :ensure t) (use-package lsp-ui :ensure t :config ...
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How to call org-lint against org-mode file from command-line

I am configuring a CI/CD pipeline to process org-mode files into documentation, source code, and other file formats. I would like to add a call to org-lint to do basic syntax checking against org ...
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How to make org-babel call all remote code blocks under a specific headline?

For example, I have following org file: ***** user level ****** copy system service file At first copy system's systemd service file to systemd user level. by check it out, and tangle it to target ...
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GNU Global + ggtags and helm + helm+gtags

In which is about "Prerequisite" Or, helm + helm-gtags. What does "Or" imply as the alternative to the combination "helm + helm+gtags"? Is the ...
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How to set up hotkey for compiling c code and run the compiled file?

I used to use tmux with vim to write codes in C/C++. So I split the screen into two in tmux and then press F3 to "make" the file. And then I can press F4 to run the "main" file in the next subscreen. ...
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How to automatically create neat C comment blocks while typing?

Some code editors such as eclipse automatically form neat blocks when you start typing a multi-line comment: Is there some package or another way to do this in emacs too? Edit: To clarify: I do not ...
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Emacs (semantic) include not working for relative personal includes

This works: Running semantic-decoration-include-visit (opens the included header): #include <string.h> #include "/usr/include/gtk-3.0/gtk/gtk.h" Works well. This does not: But if I ...
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How do use Emacs to look up a function in Python?

What is the easiest way to configure Emacs to be able to look up where a function is defined? I want to highlight it in Emacs and press a key combo to look up where the source of the function is. Can ...
Low Kian Seong's user avatar
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Warning about modification of files which should be static

Some files in Emacs should not be modified, for example: an .el.gz library file which is expected to behave "properly" an external extension, which will be overwritten on update Anyway, there are ...
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Closing all pending parenthesis

When writing lisp codes, sometimes I'm deep in a nested expression and all I want is to insert all the missing closing parenthesis. Right now I'm just inserting them until I get a mismatched paren, ...
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Command to automatically define a resource variable in an Android project

When coding Android projects, resource variables are somewhat cumbersome to define, as they involve visiting a file far away in the directory structure and writing xml(!). Say I want to define a ...
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How can I set Emacs up for iOS development with Swift?

I'm going to be doing a bit of iOS work soon, using Swift (yay!). Unfortunately, this usually involves xcode (boo!). How can I set Emacs up to build iOS apps with Swift? Ideally, they would run on ...
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