illustrate.clj to Illustrate Clojure Snippet

To get my hands dirty with Clojure, I am trying to find or implement Clojure's string functions in the sense of Python. Python has powerful string APIs, and I also want to see how powerful Clojure could be in this field. That would be interesting. As shown in the cheatsheet, Clojure has implemented most of them, and there are some that I have to implement myself, like title-case. [Read More]

String Title Case in Clojure

These days I like to write scripts for some tasks in Python instead of shell. One important reason I think that's because Python is powerful at string manipulation. Recently I'm learning Clojure, and I'm trying to find similar ways in Clojure, one of them is s.title() for getting a title-cased version of a string. For example, >>> ' Hello world'.title() ' Hello World' How to do that in Clojure? [Read More]

String Manipulation in Clojure

Python string APIs are powerful and concise, that is an important reason I use it to do a lot of scripting these days, join, split, strip, to name a few. Since I am learning Clojure recently, I am wondering, how is string manipulation like in Clojure and how to implement equivalent ones? I think it's an excellent opportunity to get familiar with Clojure. Before diving into the implementation, how to declare a multi-line string? [Read More]

Send Notifications from Emacs with i3wm and Dunst

I barely use notifications, but recently I think it's a valuable way to remind me things like helping me nurture habits, or to notify me of emergencies like a critically low laptop battery. So I try to integrate notifications to org-mode and Emacs today. The org-notify package from org-contrib (install it by (package-install 'org-contrib) ) could do this job easily before, so I first test it in the minibuffer with (org-notify "test"). [Read More]

A Random Password Generator in Babashka

I'm used to learning by practicing, so when I learned Clojure, I always kept an eye on chances to write code in it. Scripting is an excellent field to practice, but the experience is not so good. On the one hand, it's too hacky to wrap Clojure code in a shell script with the shell bang. On the other hand, the startup time of JVM is too long to hurt the user experience. [Read More]

An Online Python re.findall Service

As a programmer, I know that grep, sed and awk are powerful for processing text, but they sometimes aren't that straight-forward for specific tasks, as I need to think about how to filter the lines and the columns out. So I wonder if there is a handy way to do these tasks? After using it for a while, I think using regex directly can help, so I launched a re. [Read More]

Generate Call Graphs Using Doxygen in Emacs

Doxygen is a nice tool for generating documentations for well-annotated C/C++ projects, the one feature that I like most is generating call graphs and class diagrams, so that I can learn a project quickly by browsing the diagrams from a higher point of view. I take the following steps to generate call graphs for a project on terminals on Linux: cd /path/to/a/project/, and generate a template config file by doxygen -s -g doxygen. [Read More]
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Is It Safe to Use Redis As a Data Store?

Traditionally we are used to storing data in an RDBMS like MySQL, and avoid using in-memory solutions such as Redis, to have a confidence of no data loss. Sometimes I find that we are so stubborn with MySQL that ending up with a complicated design, and I've even seen a solution that stores data in MySQL and then using Redis as a cache for it to improve read performance in the meanwhile. [Read More]
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A Trick to Troubleshoot Emacs Subprocess Creating

There are many packages of Emacs that leverage subprocesses to do their jobs, Magit, eglot, elpy, to name a few. And there are times that a subprocess doesn't work as expected, for example, Magit is slow, and you're sure that it's ok when running git commands on shell. So how to spot these problems effectively and quickly? The problem is that we don't know what's going on exactly, so here I want to share a few Elisp advices to make the subprocess creating visible, and print the exact program and its arguments to the *Message* buffer. [Read More]

ppcompile: An Emacs Package to Help Coding Locally

If you are a C/C++ programmer like me, you may experience jumping around different machines to write and compile your code, or you may write code on different machines for different projects, and scp/rsync/ftp the projects around. It works, but it's a bit tedious and takes too much burden on our brains. For example, say I have two projects that should be compiled on their compiling machines respectively. There are two obvious workflows for writing code for them "simultaneously": [Read More]
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