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    i don’t feel I have any understanding about setv variable scoping

    Although the author doesn’t say so explicitly, from an outsiders perspective, this seems to be hylangs biggest negative, it doesnt support let. It was removed from the language after several attempts to implement it correctly.

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      Yes, that’s a succinct way of putting it. Indeed, when I am using a lisp, I usually am aware of dynamic / lexical scope to some degree, but like I say I am not really sure where hy is putting them. I’m sure it’s all documented and demonstrable of course.

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      I decided to spend a year away from Twitter. I hope this will nudge me into more side projects and experiments with solo web publishing

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        I found quitting twitter was pretty easy once I uninstalled the app from my phone. Desktop wise I still click on the occasional link but I no longer consume timelines, and haven’t posted in over a year.

        Good luck!

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        This is perfect timing. I was just wondering about how to add webmention to my mostly static site.

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          Glad to be of service <3

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          The strangest thing about this whole story is finding an Emacs user who hasn’t rebound caps lock to ctrl.

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            (author of the post here) I have tried caps as a ctrl, but I don’t like it, I think it’s almost as much of an emacs pinky trigger as ctrl on the outside! with my scheme I have a ctrl either side of the space bar, where I can key them easily with alternating thumbs, which works well for me.

            On this particular laptop, I think I am going to end up making caps lock another modifier (probably hyper) to use as a prefix command key. I usually have that as Ins, but that’s another key that’s disappeared on this generation.

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              Well to be fair I have ctrl on the thumbs too on my primary keyboard, (https://atreus.technomancy.us/i/layout.svg) but I could never make it stick on hilariously-oversized-spacebar keyboards.

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                Your keyboard is awesome, and makes more ergonomic and practical sense, but my thing is all about working on a laptop, portably. I don’t like to use external peripherals, so I try and find the best compromise with whatever is built in. Pretty ridiculous, I know, but I kind of enjoy the constraints.

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                  Thanks! I typically use it with my laptop (sitting on top of the laptop with the internal keyboard disabled) but it’s definitely not for everyone.

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              Caps Lock can be used for other things like switching between keyboard maps, for example: Romaji and Hiragana, QWERTY and DVORAK, etc.

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                Not really. I tried it for a while, but never found the convenience worth the hassle of setting it up.

                And then it’s just one more thing making it look like I can’t type when I use a new computer.