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Here are excerpts from the latest posts from my blog since your last delivery. Enjoy!

Prevent Emacs Compilation Window From Displaying Other Content

published on Oct 14, 2019 09:30 pm
By accident I found a setting for emacs windows that prevents a window from displaying any other content than what it currently is showing. It is not locking the textual contents but the buffer. That means you cannot show the contents of another file, or change the currently visible help page, or whatever.
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Quit and Close Emacs Special Windows Like Help and Compilation Results

published on Oct 14, 2019 09:02 pm
Emacs can display interactive help windows (the content/buffer name is called "*Apropos*"), and compilation results. I managed to limit the height of the compilation window to 10 lines already. But when I have the compilation results pane focused, I want to close and dismiss it quickly.
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Emacs Settings for PHP Development

published on Oct 14, 2019 05:19 pm
The project that I've been working on over the weekend, I worked on in emacs. This is part of my re-learning the basics of text editing and programming in emacs to slowly move away from TextMate when it comes to scripts. I want to move away from TextMate because I eventually want to transition to be productive on a Linux machine – that means, to create stuff in an otherwise foreign operating system. Emacs is portable, so that's a good start.
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The Archive Update Hiatus Due to a Severe Bug in Xcode 11

published on Oct 14, 2019 04:48 pm
This announcement is a very difficult one: I cannot work on The Archive for the next week or two, maybe, more. That's because with Xcode 11 and Swift 5.1, UI Tests stopped to work. Like, at all. I have created a Feedback ticket (FB7338237) and now also have a Technical Support incident open, awaiting a reply by Apple engineers to help with this.
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Starting PHP Development in 2019: Project Setup and Dependencies

published on Oct 13, 2019 04:50 pm
I was experimenting with PHP development over the weekend to whip up a properly unit-tested library to generate license codes, hosted on your own web server. I wanted to make use of my newfound emacs prowess and figure out how programming is supposed to work with the stuff I have and have not prepared so far.
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