Emacs can be a very frustrating editor.
Around the year 2003, I used Emacs for the first time with a good result and few years after, I stopped using it for different reasons. But, I’m always dreaming of a perfect Emacs based editor.
During the past 2 years, I tried to make my dream true but I wanted too much and too quickly so I was frustrated.
Why frustrated ?
- I have working and I work with different languages like C, Pascal, RPG or Python but the syntax of Lisp is a little bit different.
- I use Lisp only for configuring Emacs. I’m not a Lisp programmer.
- On internet, you can find lots of samples with lot of solutions for one problem and It’s not easy to find the best one for your usage.
- It’s not easy to find documentation for more like OAuth2.
GNU Tools, Emacs and Windows.
- In my professional live, I must use Windows as my workstation environment. My try to use Emacs as a native Windows application because I can’t configure GNUTLS to use ELPA packages. Now I try Cygwin and it’s better.
Now, Linux first and resolve issue by issue.
- Have a usable eLisp editor.
- Have a nice look.
- Tramp, edit files on remote systems and sudo.
- Understand org-mode and use org-mode with WordPress.
- Emacs as Python IDE, yasnippet and templates.
- The next sprints.
This way of working is much more pleasant and brings less frustration.
I’m writing articles about WordPress REST-API v2, OAuth2 authentication and how to publish an article using Emacs, org-mode and org2blog-wp.
Org2blog-wp use xml-rpc to connect to the WordPress blog, I want use OAuth2 and JSON so I must dive into the code of org2blog-wp and OAuth2-mode to understand it and build my own “mode”. This mode will be based on org2blog-wp and OAuth2 with a minimum of new code. I will be able to write an article anywhere without be connected.