Emacs NG

Posted by on 3 January 2022

I think I have definitely been assimilated into the Emacs lifestyle. I find myself tinkering with it constantly, and I'm always trying out new packages and waiting for new features. I'm a JavaScript developer for employment and I have Emacs finely tuned for front-end JavaScript development. In my spare time I love to play around with Rust. I started my programming career writing C so I have an affinity for compiled languages and I really like the promise that Rust gives as a memory safe compiled language. So at some point I stumbled on Emacs NG which has a few things going for it that really caught my attention.

  • It is a fork of Emacs proper, but with regular merges of the latest master branch
  • The goal is to explore new development approaches, not re-create a "better" Emacs
  • Integrates Deno's JavaScript runtime but it doesn't want to do something strange like replace Elisp with it (Deno is a Rust project, so this bullet gets 2 points)

That said I have not really taken advantage of the Deno integration just yet, but because emacs-ng is a fork of emacs master I have been able to try out the new project management package that will ship with emacs 28 and it is really nice. At any rate, I just wanted to show my support for emacs-ng. Keep up the great work! I can't wait to see where this project goes.

Tags: #emacs

Categories: #technology