Emacs: How to Edit Lisp Code

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This page shows you how to edit lisp code efficiently with plain GNU emacs. Setup all of the following. This system is more efficient than using paredit.el package or its derivatives.

Select Lisp Expression by Syntactical Unit

  1. Put cursor on the left parenthesis.
  2. Alt+x mark-sexpCtrl+Alt+Space】 to select a complete parenthesized expression.

Emacs, Work with Brackets

Working with Elisp