[MlMt] Emacs Integration, for use as external editor

Jacqueline Barrios Rojas jacquita1160 at gmail.com
Tue May 16 16:38:34 EDT 2017

Hello I don't write because this program is very difficult for my format
Thank You.
El El mar, 16 de may. de 2017 a las 15:53, Alexandru Nedelcu <
groups7 at alexn.org> escribió:

> Hello,
> I have a small bundle I worked on for integrating Emacs
> <https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/> with MailMate.
> Project: https://github.com/alexandru/emacs.mmbundle
> It assumes the Emacs for Mac OS X <https://emacsformacosx.com/>
> distribution, but in case Emacs was installed using an alternative method
> (e.g. brew, Mac Ports, etc), then it's fine for as long as emacs and
> emacsclient binaries are found on this path:
> PATH=$HOME/bin:~/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/bin:/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/bin:~/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS:/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS:/usr/local/bin:$PATH
> For reference, some implementation details ...
> This was surprisingly tricky to develop, because the only reasonable way
> to use Emacs as an on-demand editor is through emacsclient, which needs
> an Emacs server to be active. Normally this is done by starting Emacs at
> boot with --daemon or by doing a (server-start) in the emacs.el config,
> or you can start the client with emacsclient --alternate-editor="", which
> starts a daemon if one isn't available already.
> However starting the daemon from within a MailMate-executed script doesn't
> work because it is missing a TTY. I managed to work around that by starting
> the daemon within a script -q. Found the trick on StackOverflow somewhere.
> The other problem is that starting the daemon is too slow, might take 2-3
> seconds, or even more, depending on how many plugins it has to load. So I
> was forced to display a notification by means of osascript, to let the
> user know that the editor is starting. But as long as a daemon is already
> active, opening a new Emacs window is instantaneous.
> Cheers,
> --
> Alex Nedelcu
> alexn.org
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