I’ve been giving emacs a try after having probably the most civilized “emacs vs. vim” discussion I’ve ever seen or been a part of. The discussion took place just over two weeks ago at the PDX Hackathon with Brian Rice (emacs) and Ben Hengst (vim).
I’ve discovered a few things in working with emacs that I really wish vim had, and I’ve really missed a few things that I had from vim. I’m trying to make sure that I give emacs a fair shot, so I’m trying out a few elisp scripts, and tweaking things as I go along, since my vim setup is hardly “stock”.
This tweaking has led me to try out
full-ack.el. I liked
ack.el’s usage of emacs’s compilation mode, but hated having to
ack command line myself (including the directory to
full-ack.el handled constructing the
ack command line
much better, however I hated how it put the
ack output into a
temporary buffer of its own, instead of using
support. These two scripts seemed ripe for merging into one
super-script with the best features from each.
Thus was born ack-and-a-half.el!
Just download the
.el, and throw something like the following into
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