GNU Emacs

GNU Emacs is my editor of choice and it has been for quite a long time.

I use vanilla Emacs, configuring it manually each time I start using a computer.


Here's the key part of my configuration, with some comments.


I only use Melpa packages.

(require 'package)
(add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "") t)


I hide everything I can, keep some (numbered) versions. I use FreeBSD, so I haven't got ls extension Dired usually uses.

(setq inhibit-startup-message t
      initial-scratch-message ""
      version-control t
      delete-old-versions t
      kept-old-versions 10
      kept-new-versions 5
      dired-kept-versions 5
      uniquify-buffer-name-style 'post-forward-angle-brackets
      uniquify-strip-common-suffix t
      line-move-visual nil
      history-length 200
      visible-bell t)
(auto-save-visited-mode 1)
(save-place-mode 1)
(savehist-mode 1)
(setq dired-use-ls-dired nil)
(calendar-set-date-style 'iso)
(set-language-environment "Polish")
(set-default-coding-systems 'utf-8)
(setq calendar-week-start-day 1
      display-time-format "%d%^b W%0V")
(menu-bar-mode -1)
(tool-bar-mode -1)
(blink-cursor-mode 1)
(setq blink-cursor-blinks -1)
(display-time-mode 1)
(display-battery-mode 1)
(setq-default truncate-lines nil
	      fill-column 78)
(show-paren-mode t)
(setq show-paren-style 'parenthesis
      show-paren-delay 0.3)


Default completion is almost enough for me, I just add orderless to make it even better.

(require 'orderless)
(setq completion-styles '(basic emacs22 flex orderless))


I use following extensions: