10 Jan 2003 ralfdog   » (Apprentice)

I am writing to respond to syntaxpolice's Jan 8 post about his emacs mode.

I will work to understand his elisp (i know only a little). I hope that I can make it work with my own, similar program written in python.

The way that I use mine is that I type ./journalEntry at the command line and it generates a directory for that day.

The main thing that I use in the directory is the tex file which is automatically generated by the journalEntry program.

It sure would be nice if I could do the whole job of creating the directory, opening the proper buffer, and placing the cursor with one emacs binding. Whew!

And I'm almost there!

The next thing I want to be able to do is say something like grocery_list.add{ oranges } or something. And have some program parse that and add oranges to my grocery list.

Problem is, I don't know how to use a database.

At all.

I can do it with python pickles, but I really want to use a database.

I'm convinced that syntaxpolice's frequent mention of rock climbing is a kaniving scheme to trick me into going. Let the record note that syntaxpolice is always trying to trick me into doing things which I want to do and which are good for me.

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