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Essential Elisp Libraries.Recently, I’ve been writing a lot of Emacs Lisp. I’ve been trying to write as many of my own tools as possible in elisp, to see what the language works well at and what it doesn’t do well.
Turns out, elisp does many things well. However, there are several libraries that make life much easier.
(Disclaimer: I’ve written some of them.) Lists.Firstly, dash.el , which describes itself as “a modern list library for Emacs”. Dash.el offers -map , -reduce , -count , -slice , -group-by , and many other list operations that are very common in other languages.
Dash.el has modernised elisp. To my knowledge, stock Emacs doesn’t even include a traditional (map 'some-function some-list) operation – there’s only cl-map , but it requires another argument and using 'cl at runtime is frowned upon.
Edit : Several people have pointed out that ...
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