For Emacs Users

John Stevenson edited this page Jan 5, 2015 · 2 revisions


Welcome! Contributions to help fellow Emacs users are appreciated.

To use Light Table as an Emacs user, install the Emacs plugin. The plugin uses CodeMirror's implementation. While CodeMirror's implementation does not have all of Emacs's features, it has a number of its core primitives. It also has the significant advantage of being a small, readable, well-tested implementation that has a low barrier of entry to new contributors.


Some emacs-related plugins to consider installing:

  • Claire - Provides ido-mode-like editing
  • Bufferize - Provides keybindings for similar buffer navigation
  • Describe Key - Provides ctrl-h k equivalent