Concept Index Top Screen
Many people have contributed code included in the Free Software Foundation's distribution of GNU Emacs. To show our appreciation for their public spirit, we list here those who have written substantial portions.
double.el' for typing accented characters not normally available from the keyboard, `
xt-mouse.el' which handles mouse commands through Xterm, and `
cpp.el' which hides or highlights parts of C programs according to preprocessor conditionals.
jka-compr.el', providing automatic decompression and recompression for compressed files.
profile.el', to time Emacs Lisp functions.
landmark.el', a neural-network robot that learns landmarks.
diff.el', a program to display
dirtrack' which does better tracking of directory changes in shell buffers, `
filecache.el' which records which directories your files are in, `
locate.el' which interfaces to the
net-utils.el', and the ``generic mode'' feature.
foldout.el', providing folding extensions to Emacs's outline modes.
ada.el', a mode for editing Ada code (since replaced by `
array.el', for editing arrays and other tabular data.
advice.el', an overloading mechanism for Emacs Lisp functions, and `
trace.el', a tracing facility for Emacs Lisp.
texnfo-upd.el' and `
makeinfo.el', modes and utilities for working with Texinfo files.
sgml-mode.el', a mode for editing SGML documents, and contributed to Emacs's dumping procedures.
edt.el', an emulation of DEC's EDT editor.
gamegrid.el' and a couple of games that use it, Snake and Tetris.
disass.el', a disassembler for compiled Emacs Lisp code.
emacs.csh', a C-shell script that starts a new Emacs job, or restarts a paused Emacs if one exists.
mailpost.el', an interface between RMAIL and the `
delsel.el', a package to make newly-typed text replace the current selection.
reftex.el', a package for setting up labels and cross-references for LaTeX.
tq.el', help functions for maintaining transaction queues between Emacs and its subprocesses.
octave.el' and related files).
mspools.el', for use with Procmail, which tells you which mail folders have mail waiting in them, and `
iswitchb.el', a feature for incremental reading and completion of buffer names.
simula.el', a mode for editing SIMULA 87 code.
reposition.el', a command for recentering a function's source code and preceding comment on the screen.
cdl.el', functions for working with Common Data Language source code.
morse.el', which converts text to morse code.
bookmark.el', for creating named placeholders, saving them and jumping to them later,
mail-hist.el', a history mechanism for outgoing mail messages, and
saveplace.el', for preserving point's location in files between editing sessions.
crisp.el' and `
rlogin.el', an interface to Rlogin, and `
type-break.el', which reminds you to take periodic breaks from typing. With Roland McGrath, he wrote `
rsz-mini.el', a minor mode to automatically resize the minibuffer to fit the text it contains.
hexl.el', a mode for editing binary files.
flow-ctrl.el', a package for coping with unsuppressible XON/XOFF flow control.
rot13.el', a command to display the plaintext form of a buffer encoded with the Caesar cipher,
iso-transl.el', and `
vt100-led.el', a package for controlling the LED's on VT100-compatible terminals.
complete.el', a partial completion mechanism, and
edmacro.el', a package for editing keyboard macros.
avoid.el', a package to keep the mouse cursor out of the way of the text cursor; `
shadowfile.el', a package for keeping identical copies of files in more than one place; `
enriched.el', a package for saving text properties in files; and `
facemenu.el', a package for specifying faces.
ffap.el' which visits a file, taking the file name from the buffer.
iso-cvt.el', a package to convert between the ISO 8859-1 character set and the notations for non-
ASCIIcharacters used by TeX and net tradition.
find-file.el', a package to visit files related to the currently visited file.
netuname.el', a package to use HP-UX's Remote File Access facility from Emacs.
chistory.el' and `
echistory.el', packages for browsing command history lists,
electric.el' and `
helper.el', providing an alternative command loop and appropriate help facilities,
emacsbug.el', a package for reporting Emacs bugs,
picture.el', a mode for editing ASCII pictures, and
view.el', a package for perusing files and buffers without editing them.
mouse-copy.el' and `
mouse-drag.el', which provide alternative mouse-based editing and scrolling features.
intangibletext property, and rearranged the structure of the
Lisp_Objecttype to allow for more data bits.
hippie-exp.el', a versatile completion and expansion package.
octave.el' and related files).
mantemp.el', which generates manual C++ template instantiations.
life.el', a package to play Conway's ``life'' game, and `
mldrag.el', a package which allows the user to resize windows by dragging mode lines and vertical window separators with the mouse.
smtpmail.el', used for sending out mail with SMTP.
yow.c', an essential utility program for the hopelessly pinheaded.
bib-mode.el', a mode for maintaining bibliography databases compatible with
lookbib, and `
refbib.el', a package to convert those databases to the format used by the LaTeX text formatting package.
sort.el', commands to sort text in Emacs buffers.
ediff.el', an interactive interface to the
patchprograms, and Viper, the newest emulation for VI.
userlock.el' and `
filelock.c', which provide simple support for multiple users editing the same file.
cvtmail.c', a program to convert the mail directories used by Gosling Emacs into RMAIL format.
xmenu.c', part of Emacs's pop-up menu support.
dired-mode, with contributions by Lawrence R. Dodd.
ispell.el', based on work by Ken Stevens and others.
tempo.el', providing support for easy insertion of boilerplate text and other common constructions.
edebug.el', a source-level debugger for Emacs Lisp,
cl-specs.el', specifications to help
edebugdebug code written using David Gillespie's Common Lisp support,
cust-print.el', a customizable package for printing lisp objects,
eval-reg.el', a re-implementation of
eval-regionin Emacs Lisp, and
isearch.el', Emacs 19's incremental search minor mode.
mh-e.el', an interface to the MH mail system.
expand.el', which uses the abbrev mechanism for inserting programming constructs.
msb.el', which provides more flexible menus for buffer selection, and rewrote `
appt.el', functions to notify users of their appointments. It finds appointments recorded in the diary files generated by Edward M. Reingold's
allout.el', a mode for manipulating and formatting outlines, and `
icomplete.el', which provides incremental completion feedback in the minibuffer.
perl-mode.el', a mode for editing Perl code.
hideif.el', support for hiding selected code within C
fast-lock.el', which caches the face data computed by Font Lock mode,
lazy-lock.el', which delays fontification in Font Lock mode until text is actually displayed, and
regexp-opt.el', which generates a regular expression from a list of strings.
bibtex.el', a mode for editing BibTeX bibliography files.
autoinsert.el', which provides automatic mode-sensitive insertion of text into new files.
blackbox.el', a version of the traditional blackbox game.
compile.el', a package for running compilations in a buffer, and then visiting the locations reported in error messages,
etags.el', a package for jumping to function definitions and searching or replacing in all the files mentioned in a `
find-dired.el', for using
diredcommands on output from the
findprogram, with Sebastian Kremer,
map-ynp.el', a general purpose boolean question-asker,
autoload.el', providing semi-automatic maintenance of autoload files, and
upd-copyr.el', providing semi-automatic maintenance of copyright notices in source code.
derived.el', which allows one to define new major modes by inheriting key bindings and commands from existing major modes.
hscroll.el' which does horizontal scrolling automatically.
cl-indent.el', a package for indenting Common Lisp code,
ebuff-menu.el', an ``electric'' browser for buffer listings,
ehelp.el', bindings for browsing help screens,
rfc822.el', a parser for E-mail addresses in the RFC-822 format, used in mail messages and news articles,
terminal.el', a terminal emulator for Emacs subprocesses, and
yow.el', an essential utility (try M-x yow).
aixcc.lex', a pre-processor designed to help Emacs parse the error messages produced by the AIX C compiler.
makefile.el', a mode for editing makefiles.
ws-mode.el', providing WordStar emulation.
kermit.el', a package to help the Kermit dialup communications program run comfortably in an Emacs shell buffer.
ange-ftp.el', providing transparent FTP support.
emacstool.c', support for running Emacs under SunView/Sun Windows,
sun-curs.el', cursor definitions for Sun Windows, and
sun-fns.el', providing mouse support for Sun Windows.
hanoi.el', an animated demonstration of the ``Towers of Hanoi'' puzzle.
find-func.el', which makes it easy to find the source code for an Emacs Lisp function or variable.
sh-script.el', a mode for editing shell scripts,
skeleton.el', implementing a concise language for writing statement skeletons, and
two-column.el', a minor mode for simultaneous two-column editing.
soundex.el', an implementation of the Soundex algorithm for comparing English words by their pronunciation.
cmacexp.el', providing a command which runs the C preprocessor on a region of a file and displays the results.
fortran.el', a mode for editing FORTRAN code.
refer.el', commands to look up references in bibliography files by keyword.
vc.el', an interface to the RCS and SCCS source code version control systems, with Paul Eggert,
gud.el', a package for running source-level debuggers like GDB and SDB in Emacs,
asm-mode.el', a mode for editing assembly language code,
cookie1.el', support for ``fortune-cookie'' programs like `
yow.el' and `
finder.el', a package for finding Emacs Lisp packages by keyword and topic,
lisp-mnt.el', functions for working with the special headers used in Emacs Lisp library files, and
load-historylisp variable, which records the source file from which each lisp function loaded into Emacs came.
tex-mode.el', a mode for editing TeX files, as have William F. Schelter, Dick King, Stephen Gildea, Michael Prange, and Jacob Gore.
tpu-edt.el' and its associated files, providing an emulation of the VMS TPU text editor emulating the VMS EDT editor, and `
vt-control.el', providing some control functions for the DEC VT line of terminals.
vms-pmail.el', support for using Emacs within VMS MAIL.
bg-mouse.el', support for the mouse on the BBN Bitgraph terminal.
handwrite.el', which converts text into ``handwriting.''
float.el', implementing a floating-point numeric type using Lisp cons cells and integers.
scheme.el', a mode for editing Scheme code, and `
fakemail.c', an interface to the System V mailer.
winner.el', which records recent window configurations so you can move back to them.
float-sup.el' and `
floatfns.c'), and `
sup-mouse.el', support for the Supdup mouse on lisp machines.
completion.el', providing dynamic word completion.
vip.el', an emulation of the VI editor.
telnet.el', support for
telnetsessions within Emacs.
battery.el', a package for displaying laptop computer battery status, and `
info-look.el', a package for looking up Info documentation for symbols in the buffer.
tcl.el', a mode for editing Tcl/Tk scripts.
modula2.el', a mode for editing Modula-2 code, based on work by Mick Jordan and Peter Robinson.
dunnet.el', a text adventure game.
gomoku.el', a Go Moku game played against Emacs, and `
mpuz.el', a multiplication puzzle.
pp.el', a pretty-printer for lisp objects.
uce.el', for responding to unsolicited commercial email.
hilit-chg.el', which uses colors to inclidate recent editing changes.
comint.el', a library for modes running interactive command-line- oriented subprocesses,
cmuscheme.el', for running inferior Scheme processes,
inf-lisp.el', for running inferior Lisp process, and
shell.el', for running inferior shells.
pascal.el', a mode for editing Pascal code.
backquote.el', a lisp macro for creating mostly-constant data.
help-macro.el', a macro for writing interactive help for key bindings.
icon.el', a mode for editing Icon code.
ielm.el', a mode for interacting with the Emacs Lisp interpreter as a subprocess.
scribe.el', a mode for editing Scribe files, and `
server.el', a package allowing programs to send files to an extant Emacs job to be edited.
pc-select.el', which rebinds keys for selecting regions to follow many other systems.
imenu.el', a framework for browsing indices made from buffer contents.
vcursor.el', which implements a ``virtual cursor'' that you can move with the keyboard and use for copying text.
hilit19.el', a package providing automatic highlighting in source code buffers, mail readers, and other contexts.
spook.el', and even if he did, he really didn't mean for you to use it in an anarchistic way.
word-help.el', which is part of the basis for `
dabbrev.el', providing a command which completes the partial word before point, based on other nearby words for which it is a prefix. He also wrote the original dumping support.
ps-print.el', which converts Emacs text to Postscript.
prolog.el', a mode for editing Prolog code,
rmailsort.el', a package for sorting messages in RMAIL folders,
metamail.el', an interface to the Metamail program,
tcp.el', emulation of the
open-network-streamfunction for some Emacs configurations which lack it, and
timezone.el', providing functions for dealing with time zones.
webjump.el', a ``hot links'' package.
meta-mode.el', for editing MetaFont code.
forms.el' and its associated files, defining a mode for filling in forms, and `
iso-acc.el', a minor mode providing electric accent keys for text using the ISO-8859 character set.
assoc.el', a set of utility functions for working with association lists,
cc-mode.el', a major mode for editing C and C++ code, based on earlier work by Dave Detlefs, Stewart Clamen, and Richard Stallman,
elp.el', a new profiler for Emacs Lisp programs.
man.el', a mode for reading UNIX manual pages,
regi.el', providing an AWK-like control structure for use in lisp programs, and
reporter.el', providing customizable bug reporting for lisp packages.
supercite.el', a minor mode for quoting sections of mail messages and news articles,
desktop.el', facilities for saving some of Emacs's state between sessions,
s-region.el', commands for setting the region using the shift key and motion commands, and
dos-fns.el', functions for use under MS-DOS.
He also helped port Emacs to MS-DOS.
apropos.el', a command to find commands, functions, and variables whose names contain matches for a regular expression,
resume.el', support for processing command-line arguments after resuming a suspended Emacs job, and
mail-extr.el', a package for extracting names and addresses from mail headers, with contributions from Jamie Zawinski.
b2m.c', a program to convert mail files from RMAIL format to Unix
mouse-sel.el', providing enhanced mouse selection, and `
thingatpt.el', a library of functions for finding the ``thing'' (word, line, s-expression) containing point.
emerge.el', a package for interactively merging two versions of a file.
emacs-lock.el', which makes it harder to exit with valuable buffers unsaved.
mailabbrev.el', a package providing automatic expansion of mail aliases, and
tar-mode.el', providing simple viewing and editing commands for tar files.
vi.el', an emulation of the VI text editor.
Others too numerous to mention have reported and fixed bugs, and added features to many parts of Emacs. We thank them for their generosity as well.
This list intended to mention every contributor of a major package or feature we currently distribute; if you know of someone we have omitted, please report that as a manual bug.Concept Index Top Screen