Starred Links – June 2013
1 Python and OpenERP
- Python 2.7 Documentation in INFO format
For Emacs users, it is very handy to have an info format documentation.
- OpenERP: Display Pictures in a Module’s Description
2 Emacs and Elisp
- Emacs: Python Debugging, Send Code to an Arbitrary Buffer
OpenERP development is part of my current job, which means I debug a lot of Python code. This blog offers a few tips on how to debug Python in Emacs. In theory, these tips could also be applied to any other dynamic programming languages.
- Emacs: Stop Yasnippet auto-indent
From Xah Lee’s blog. By default, Yasnippet indents the code that is expanded from your snippets automatically. However, for a language like Python, auto-indenting won’t work correctly. You could turn it off by evaluating:
(setq yas/indent-line nil)
- Emacs Lisp: Make Backup of Current File
From Xah Lee’s blog. Use an elisp function to backup the file that is associated with the current buffer. The article also recommends a very quick way to delete these temporary backups, nice and easy, I use it a lot when experimenting new ideas.
- Emacs Database Interface：EDBI
A Github link. EDBI (Emacs Database Interface) is relational databases management tool for Emacs.
After two weeks’ using EDBI, I think it supports PostgreSQL (the only database I’m using at the moment) very well and the query editor is awesome. PgAdmin is abandoned 🙂
- Emacs Project Navigation and Management：Projectile
A Github link. Projectile is a light weight project navigation and management tool for Emacs, simple but useful.
- Emacs：Emacs: Set Default Path for speedbar
speedbar uses the folder of the file that is associated with the current buffer as the default path. For example, if I open speedbar when editing ~/.emacs.d/dotEmacs/init.el , it will display files under ~/.emacs.d/dotEmacs/ . However, I use dired-jump to achieve a similar functionality, and for me speedbar is a simple project explorer, so I hope it could open a certain folder once activated.