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An Introduction To Programming In Emacs Lisp
by Robert J. Chassell
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;login: The Magazine of USENIX & SAGE, June 2002
... contains a really fine tutorial as well as the new features included in GNU Emacs v21. It's definitely worthwhile.
Free Software Magazine, March 2002
The author ... unleashes its power, describing step by step the secrets behind ELisp and how to think in ELisp.
This tutorial an elementary introduction to teach non-programmers how to customize their work environment; it can also be used as an introduction to programming basics. It includes numerous exercises and sample programs; the author also walks you through the actual source code of several GNU Emacs commands. A handy reference appendix is included.
Emacs Lisp is a simple, complete, and powerful programming language. It is the building block of GNU Emacs, which is an integrated development environment with special features for scanning and parsing text as well as for handling multiple files, buffers, displays, windows, and sub-processors. This book will show you:
* how to set variables and write function definitions
This revised second edition covers new features included in GNU Emacs version 21, while remaining compatible with earlier versions.
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