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Emacs, Elisp and PerlMonks

by artist (Parson)
on Mar 22, 2003 at 02:51 UTC ( #245088=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Subject: Perlmonks type site for Emacs/Elisp.

Dear Monks

Now I am using emacs for more than 1-1/2 years and been hanging at perlmonks often, I would love to have site like this one for emacs/elisp to learn more.

What type of argument would hold to prove that emacs site like perlmonks would be successful and helpful, better and faster than the current resources or complement them in a big way? One thing for sure is that I love PerlMonk interface and haven't been habituated with Wiki interface.

Current Major Emacs/Elisp Resources:

From conversation with an emacs/elisp expert
Let me see how well fits the bill...

> 1. Webbased Interface (Universal)

Ok, we have that.

> 2. Question/Answers

We also have that (OpenQuestions page) but in general we prefer to
create new pages for problems.

> 3. Knowledge repository

Yes, the wiki is that.

> 4. Regular user base

That is also true, if you look at the RecentChanges page.

> 5. Chat, Messages, Helping Hands

All good Emacs and XEmacs users hang out on #emacs, of course.  /JOIN
is now on -- see

> 6. All in one place


> 7. More thinkable application

I wonder what that is?

> 8. Faster Learning Curve

We have the fastest learning curve!

> 9. Faster Idea Exchange

I assume this is not a property of the userinterface but of the userbase!
I would like to think that the wiki does that, but I think the fact
is that most of the new stuff first needs some throwing back and
forth, and that happens on #emacs, where other people will provide
immediate feedback.

> 10. Archive Search

Have that.

> 11.(My familiar interface :-).

Request:Your thoughts and feedback.


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Re: Emacs, Elisp and PerlMonks
by webfiend (Vicar) on Mar 22, 2003 at 03:04 UTC

    I'm usually more of a VIM guy, but I can definitely see the usefulness of this :-) You might want to ask around about the Everything engine if you want something very similar to Perlmonks. JavaJunkies took this idea and applied it for Java, so it's been done before, and people are always talking about doing it for some other tool or concept.

    I just realized that I was using the same sig for nearly three years.

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