Monday, April 28, 2008


Steve Yegge writes about how XEmacs is dead.

I concur, I used XEmacs for a long time. I started on Emacs, but switched to XEmacs mainly because it supported multi-tty sessions and Emacs didn't. Now, Emacs 23 is supporting multi-tty, and I'm back to Emacs. I liked XEmacs a lot, it had some really sweet things, but it's great being back with Emacs.

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Don Knuth uses Emacs when writing The Art of Computer Programming. Sweet.

Friday, April 25, 2008

bibtex and emacs

GNU Octave - a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. Very much like MATLAB, but GPLed.
GNU Octave at Wikipedia
Octave Wiki
Octave FAQ

The Octave FAQ had a neat BibTeX reference:

author = "John W. Eaton",
title = "GNU Octave Manual",
publisher = "Network Theory Limited",
year = "2002",
isbn = "0-9541617-2-6"

Which got me thinking about how I'm going to deal with references in my M.Sc. and beyond. I'm thinking about BibTeX:

BibTeX basics
BibTeX at Wikipedia

Which then led me to think of how I would do this in Emacs and texinfo.

BibTeX at emacswiki

Ebib is a program for managing BibTeX databases.
BibTeX and Emacs at lyx wiki.
BibTeX - emacs mode
Planner mode from a bibtex buffer (I use Planner Mode in Emacs constantly)
RefTeX - provides distinct support for doing labels, references and citations in LaTeX.