Eric Eide's GNU Emacs Index Page
Welcome to the index for my published collection of GNU Emacs documents. For a
list of other documents that I publish in the World Wide Web, please refer to
my main index page.
Several of my add-on packages for GNU Emacs are available through the World
Wide Web; each of these packages is briefly described below. Unless otherwise
noted, each of these packages should be compatible with at least the few most
recent revisions of all of the following editions of GNU Emacs:
- GNU Emacs version 18.
- Epoch version 4.
- GNU Emacs version 19 as published by the Free Software Foundation.
- Lucid GNU Emacs.
All of the packages described below are distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public
License (GPL), which means that they are free software. You are
free to redistribute and/or modify these software packages under the terms of
the License. The License also describes that these packages are offered
without any warranty, without even the implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular
Bug reports are welcome and are eagerly accepted, however. I hope that you
find the following packages to be useful to you.
- Version 1.4 of December 22, 1994.
This file allows GNU Emacs
to use longer, more descriptive names for its backup and auto-save files.
These new names all start with periods, so Emacs' backup and auto-save files
will be ``hidden'' from normal directory listings on UNIX systems.
- Version 1.2 of July 27, 1994.
This file enhances the
blink-paren package that is distributed as part of XEmacs and Lucid GNU Emacs. This file
provides timeouts, messages for off-screen parenthesis matches, and other
minor enhancements. This package works only in XEmacs and Lucid GNU
- Version 1.3 of September 1, 1994.
This file provides a
complete suite of functions for examining and testing the version information
within GNU Emacs --- a must for programmers who want to write Emacs Lisp code
that works in several different ``flavors'' of GNU Emacs.
- Last modified on September 23, 1993.
This file enhances the
filladapt add-on package for GNU Emacs. In particular,
fa-extras allows GNU Emacs to properly fill hanging paragraphs in a
wider variety of circumstances. In addition, fa-extras makes
filladapt compatible with GNU Emacs 19. (The file filladapt.el
was written by Kyle Jones and is available from the Emacs
Lisp Archive at Ohio State University.)
- Version 1.5 of July 19, 2001.
This file provides the data
that Font Lock Mode needs in order to decorate OMG IDL (a.k.a. CORBA IDL)
files. The Font Lock patterns will match and highlight all of the OMG IDL
keywords and types defined in the CORBA 2.4.2 specification. There are also
patterns for highlighting operation names, attribute names, case clauses, and
- Version 1.1 of July 29, 1994.
This file redefines the
standard GNU Emacs functions message and error so that they
save their output in a special log buffer. This log can be useful, for
example, when an important message is overwritten in the echo area before you
get a chance to read it.
- Version 1.3 of November 18, 1994.
This package provides
improved vertical scrolling commands for GNU Emacs. In a nutshell, these new
scrolling commands leave point ``in place'' in the scrolled window, which
means that scrolling actions are completely reversible. Try this package and
you'll never go back to the standard scrolling commands!