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Re: [Emacspeak] Tips and tricks for learning a new codebase?

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  • From: Robert Melton <lists AT>
  • To: Parham Doustdar <parham90 AT>
  • Cc: Emacspeaks <emacspeak AT>
  • Subject: Re: [Emacspeak] Tips and tricks for learning a new codebase?
  • Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2024 12:45:33 -0500

Whelp, I completely didn't know about this feature, and it is a hugely

I deeply worry I will fall into a org-mode pit and not come out for a few

I have barely scratched the surface or org.

> On Feb 12, 2024, at 10:45, Parham Doustdar <parham90 AT> wrote:
> Hey Robert,
> Not sure if you know this, so putting it here in case you don't, but the
> things you list under your "can get clever" are actually very easy to do
> with no coding. Just bind org-capture to a global hotkey, then press it
> when you want to make a note about the line you are just reading. Then you
> can insert the link in an org buffer using C-c C-l I think, and the line
> you had captured would be in the history, which you can go through using
> the arrow keys.
> Also, what I often do is keep my notes open in a separate window (or tab in
> MacOS terms) by pressing C-x 4 b. Then I can use C-x o to jump between the
> code (open in one window) and my notes (open in another window).
> I'll leave the rest to others to answer, as I often struggle with spaghetti
> code myself.'
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Feb 12, 2024, at 16:34, Robert Melton <emacspeak AT> wrote:
>> ´╗┐Curious if there are any recommendations for learning new codebases.
>> I am currently fighting a rather complex codebase for a web app and
>> wondering
>> if the community has any tricks for staying sane when trying to spin up on
>> new
>> projects.
>> Thus far I have played a good bit with folding, which I like the idea of
>> because
>> it makes it easy to skip over or dig in on a block, and while I like the
>> notion of
>> it, I hate the actual experience.
>> Right now, I am mostly maintaining a notes file on the project as I go and
>> learn each piece, can get clever I think and drop links into the files, or
>> even sort of build my own annotate by binding a keypress to jump to my
>> org file and come back.
>> Any tools or techniques I should add to my bag of tricks?
>> --
>> Robert "robertmeta" Melton
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