William E. Byrd on “The most beautiful program ever written”

A walk-through (video) of program synthesis concepts you must know. It teaches the foundations you need to design programs effectively. After a simple introduction to Scheme programming, William E. Byrd presents a Lisp interpreter written in Lisp, and a few of the many amazing ideas related to this metacircular interpreter. In short, Barliman is a… Read More William E. Byrd on “The most beautiful program ever written”

Practical Emacs

Perhaps not the most intuitive (manual) of all things, the Emacs editor is (awesome) highly customizable and includes a large number of features. Extensible means that you can go beyond simple customization and create entirely new commands, as it is virtually an operating system for a Unix shell designed for text-editing. If your Emacs does not recognize your Alt… Read More Practical Emacs