Hi @ericnormand ,
Thanks for reply and for trying to help.
It’s just a drag as I’ve really been enjoying your videos and concepts but this one aspect alone has been a major buzzkill and truthfully, had I known how much of a hassle it was in beginning, might’ve just passed on learning Clojure in lieu of another functional language such as Elixor.
Regarding emacs, at least from my perspective as a noob, I don’t think you need to have anything too deep. But just a bare bones basics tutorial to be able to have the same setup that you have in your videos to learn Clojure fundamentals which is why I’m even here. I could care less about what new features emacs has, but I do want to be able to practice Clojure TDD which I’ve been super excited to learn but unable to due to cider situation. An example of some basic emacs tips would be how esc x to type in commands or ctrl x ctrl s to save a file as those are NOT intuitive to me.
But without question, the biggest challenge for me has been installing Cider. The few tutorials on Youtube show you’ve got to search for hidden files ala ls -a to find the emacs.d file and then go into there to find the init.el file or create a new one. It’s like a whole bunch of clerical work just to use Clojure when almost any modern day editor like Atom is much more intuitive (from my noobs perspective)
lastly, I tried your tips and unfortunately, it still doesn’t work. when I try to do an
It says "Failed to download ‘gnu’ archive
I am trying to refresh an init.el file that’s located in the emacs.d file which is a hidden file in my home directory. This is the following code:
(add-to-list 'package-pinned-packages '(cider . “melpa-stable”) t)
(unless (package-installed-p 'cider)
I then type:
esc x package-refresh-contents
EDIT: I just tried following every instruction per the Brave Clojure link:
and still no dice. I tried un-installing emacs and re-installing but when I try to list packages or refresh, it says “no match”