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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Declare + The Jennifer Morgue

I read Declare and The Jennifer Morgue a few months ago, due to responses to my post about The Atrocity Archives. First, I was expecting Declare to inhabit the same intersection of genres as the others — hackers plus Cthulhu plus spies.  I was mistaken.  It is a supernatural spy novel, but there are no […]

Fun with rewriting

There’s a fun source rewriting trick that I’ve wanted to try out for a long time — and I finally got a chance to do it while working on the multi-threading patch for Emacs. The Problem In the multi-threaded Emacs, a let binding must be thread-local, because this is really the only way to manage […]

package.el and Emacs

It looks like package.el is going to go into Emacs after all.  I’m psyched! I made a git branch (still local) to hack on this. Of course, now I realize that there are bugs to fix and features to add and cleanups to make before this is really feasible…