Not liking leaving things imperfect, I recently switched back to Emacs for some tasks. It’s great to do typing, without worrying about mode switching like vim.
A while ago, I wrote a elisp script as a major mode for fish. This is a simple version, with keyword highlight and basic indent.
There was an issue here. It’s
about to use
autoload to speed up Eamcs’s notorious slow start-up, also to
There are two ways to use
autoload: explicitly execute that, or with a magic
comment prepending the call.
Check out the document.
The magic comment doesn’t work itself, which bothered me once because I didn’t read the document carefully, which is
Magic comments are the most convenient way to make a function autoload, for packages installed along with Emacs. These comments do nothing on their own, but they serve as a guide for the command update-file-autoloads, which constructs calls to autoload and arranges to execute them when Emacs is built.
So for manual usage, you have to execute
update-directory-autoloads to generate/update the autoloads file, and load the
file in emacs configuration, to make it work.
Well, if the package is a common one, make it into a package repository would
save the work, as the package manager would automatically do that. Check out a
~/.emacs.d/elpa/, there would be files like
PS: To make changes and take effect in files in the directory, execute
byte-recompile-directory after changes, because Emacs
will load the .elc file.