[SciPy-user] Python mode in emacs 22 (Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon)

Ryan Krauss ryanlists@gmail....
Tue Oct 23 13:59:52 CDT 2007

I have spent some time tinkering with this and think it might benefit emacs
+ ubuntu users.

Stefan suggested I use emacs-snapshot from the peadrop repository.  It was
already in my package manager without having to add the repository.  Aside
from having beautiful anti-aliased fonts, it plays nicely with the
python-mode that is distributed separately (the one that works with emacs
21).  The snapshot is emacs  Having several emacs versions
side-by-side doesn't seem to cause any issues.  I just changed the symbolic
link /usr/bin/emacs to point to the version I actually want to run
(emacs-snapshot-gtk in my case).  The emacs-22 that is the package manager
does not work with the python-mode separate package and the python-mode
built into emacs-22 doesn't have as many features.  So, I highly recommend
emacs-snapshot to solve this problem (emacs-22 and python-mode

I didn't actually do this, but Stefan recommended:

sudo update-alternatives --set emacs-snapshot /usr/bin/emacs-snapshot-gtk
sudo aptitude reinstall emacs-snapshot

This may have been less hackish than changing the target of /usr/bin/emacs.

Note that adding
(setq inhibit-splash-screen t)
to your .emacs file removes an annoyance with the splash screen in
emacs-snapshot (annoying in my opinion at least).



On 10/22/07, Ryan Krauss <ryanlists@gmail.com> wrote:
> O.K., I think everything is cool.  I seem to have emacs-snapshot working
> and it was fairly painless.  I was having one small problem (annoyance).
> The splash screen stays up until I either click in the window or type
> something.  When I type "emacs filename.py" at the command prompt, I want
> to look at the file.  I googled and found that setting this variable gets
> rid of the splash screen entirely:
> '(inhibit-splash-screen t)
> It also gets rid of an initial scratch message.
> Is something else causing this behavior?  Do you see the same thing?  Is
> this a good solution (i.e. customizing the inhibit-splash-screen variable)
> or is there a better one?
> On 10/22/07, Stefan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:
> >
> > Hey Ryan,
> >
> > No problem.  I am using the standard python-mode from
> >
> > pool/main/p/python-mode/python-mode_1.0-3.1ubuntu1_all.deb
> >
> > Cheers
> > Stéfan
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 10:40:02AM -0500, Ryan Krauss wrote:
> > > Sorry to treat you like my personal emacs mailing list, but are you
> > using the
> > > python-mode in the standard repositories or from somewhere else?  My
> > > understanding was that this one wasn't compatible with emacs 22.  Do
> > you have a
> > > newer version than the repository?
> > >
> > > Thanks again,
> > >
> > > Ryan
> >
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