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== Overview ==
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IELM (Interactive Emacs Lisp Mode) is a nice mode that gives you an interactive [[Emacs Lisp]] shell (or a REPL if you prefer) that you can use for exploratory programming.  You can start it by pressing {{Command|ielm}}. You'll be taken to a buffer named '''ielm''', where Emacs Lisp expressions you've entered will be evaluated on pressing the Return key. IELM offers some nice features like TAB autocompletion of symbol names and the ability to span an expression over several lines.  
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'''IELM (Interactive Emacs Lisp Mode)''' is a nice mode that gives you an interactive [[Emacs Lisp]] shell (or a {{Acronym|REPL|Read-Eval-Print Loop}} if you prefer) that you can use for exploratory programming.  You can start it by pressing {{Command|ielm}}. You'll be taken to a buffer named {{Buffer|*ielm*}}, where Emacs Lisp expressions you've entered will be evaluated on pressing the Return key. IELM offers some nice features like tab autocompletion of symbol names and the ability to span an expression over several lines.  
  
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= Basic setup =
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IELM is bundled with Emacs by default. No additional setup is required.
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= Common Customization =
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== Show {{ModeLink|eldoc}} in IELM ==
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<source lang="lisp">
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(defun my-ielm-mode-defaults ()
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  (turn-on-eldoc-mode))
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(setq my-ielm-mode-hook 'my-ielm-mode-defaults)
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(add-hook 'ielm-mode-hook (lambda () (run-hooks 'my-ielm-mode-hook)))
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</source>
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= Recommended Reading =
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* [[Emacs Lisp]]
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* [[REPL]]
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= Tutorial Pages =
 
[http://emacs-fu.blogspot.com/2011/03/ielm-repl-for-emacs.html IELM: A REPL for Emacs]
 
[http://emacs-fu.blogspot.com/2011/03/ielm-repl-for-emacs.html IELM: A REPL for Emacs]
  
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Latest revision as of 05:20, 23 July 2012

IELM
Description Emacs Lisp REPL
Author David Smith
Part of Emacs yes

IELM (Interactive Emacs Lisp Mode) is a nice mode that gives you an interactive Emacs Lisp shell (or a REPL if you prefer) that you can use for exploratory programming. You can start it by pressing M-x ielm. You'll be taken to a buffer named "*ielm*", where Emacs Lisp expressions you've entered will be evaluated on pressing the Return key. IELM offers some nice features like tab autocompletion of symbol names and the ability to span an expression over several lines.



Basic setup[edit]

IELM is bundled with Emacs by default. No additional setup is required.

Common Customization[edit]

Show eldoc in IELM[edit]

(defun my-ielm-mode-defaults ()
  (turn-on-eldoc-mode))
 
(setq my-ielm-mode-hook 'my-ielm-mode-defaults)
 
(add-hook 'ielm-mode-hook (lambda () (run-hooks 'my-ielm-mode-hook)))

Recommended Reading[edit]


Tutorial Pages[edit]

IELM: A REPL for Emacs