T. Verron

Age: 23

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comment How can I disable an individual snippet when in shell-script-mode?
Iirc yasnippet looks in the user snippet directory first, so any snippet it finds there would shadow the ones in the bundle.
Jan
21
comment Make use of an empty echo area to display information
Maybe temporary was not the correct word then. How about permanent, but with lowest priority?
Jan
21
comment Should you place accents on letters in academic writing in English?
@JiK I agree, but in the english language, accents only exist on foreign words (afaik, after all, English is not my native language). The examples in the question and comments include naive and Schrodinger, which is why I wanted to point out that this answer does not address the latter.
Jan
21
awarded Curious
Jan
21
comment Should you place accents on letters in academic writing in English?
There is another difference between your examples: naive is the only one to be directly taken from French, so adding the diacritic is only a matter of keeping the original spelling. Imo it is the same as café vs. cafe: both spellings correct, and consistency with the rest of the english language is not really an issue.
Jan
21
comment Should you place accents on letters in academic writing in English?
"The diaeresis forbids to join in speech sounds of two vowels" This depends on the language. It is true in French, not in German for example. Moreover, of your examples, only naïve has an explicit diaeresis in French, coopérer is written as in English, and réentrer takes an accent on the first letter. Overall, I can't think of a single french word where there would be a tréma to separate two identical vowels.
Jan
21
comment Make use of an empty echo area to display information
About the modeline, the main problem is the small available space there (I frequently have a lot of windows, split horizontally, so very short modelines).
Jan
21
comment Make use of an empty echo area to display information
"the message disappears as soon as the echo area is used again" Ok that was unclear. What I meant was that if I use minibuffer-inactive-mode-hook and exit the minibuffer, the message shows. Then if some other command prints something to the echo area, this new message is added, and the ephemeral message does not come back (because the minibuffer didn't get involved this time).
Jan
20
comment Make use of an empty echo area to display information
About why I want full-time display of the info, take for example the org-clock example from the question: I want the timer ticking down to remind me of what I should be doing, and that I am supposed to be doing that right now, as often as possible.
Jan
20
comment Make use of an empty echo area to display information
Thank you for your suggestions! First, though, I don't quite understand, why is that problematic? I'd like things that would go to the echo area atm to override any other use of the echo area, so erasing it is OK. And the extra information should only be displayed when the echo area is empty, so there is nothing to erase. Doesn't that sound like a reasonable specification? About #1, the problem is that I don't want to waste screen space. The echo area is always there, even when it is empty. I listed some problems with #2, and #3 and #4 share a lot of these issues.
Jan
20
asked Make use of an empty echo area to display information
Jan
19
awarded Precognitive
Jan
16
revised Change the status of the keyboard leds, from within an X session, without root access
Added details on the solution which eventually worked
Jan
16
revised Automatically Capitalise i to I
Format of urls and broken syntax highlight snippet
Jan
16
comment Automatically Capitalise i to I
@wvxvw This will have better visibility as an answer.
Jan
16
awarded Scholar
Jan
16
accepted Change the status of the keyboard leds, from within an X session, without root access
Jan
16
comment Change the status of the keyboard leds, from within an X session, without root access
Oh, good point. Well, as a first attempt, I tried: xkbcomp $DISPLAY output.xkb, then replacing !allowExplicit by allowExplicit in the indicator "Caps Lock" section, then reloading the file with xkbcomp output.xkb. There is a lot of warnings, and xset doesn't work any better afterwards. I will read some more about xkb.
Jan
16
revised Change the status of the keyboard leds, from within an X session, without root access
deleted 19 characters in body
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16
awarded Editor
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