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Emacs and Colour

After spending time with emacs, I really enjoy its support for Clojure. However, the default colour scheme made me sad.

For vim, I’ve been using desert and for TextMate, the railscasts colour theme. Fortunately, someone has already made a Railscast colour theme for emacs!

Installation was painless. Drop a file into a directory under .emacs.d and update my .emacs file with:

(require 'color-theme)
(load-file "~/.emacs.d/site-lisp/themes/color-theme-railscasts.el")

Now emacs loads in a sensible colour scheme and I don’t hurt my eyes while programming.

One more thing I found was the option to set Clojure syntax highlighting in the repl window:

(add-hook 'slime-repl-mode-hook 'clojure-mode-font-lock-setup)