To install this package, run in Emacs:
M-x package-install RET tiny RET
To set it up, just bind e.g.: (global-set-key (kbd "C-;") 'tiny-expand) Usage: This extension's main command is `tiny-expand'. It's meant to quickly generate linear ranges, e.g. 5, 6, 7, 8. Some elisp proficiency is an advantage, since you can transform your numeric range with an elisp expression. There's also some emphasis on the brevity of the expression to be expanded: e.g. instead of typing (+ x 2), you can do +x2. You can still do the full thing, but +x2 would save you some key strokes. You can test out the following snippets by positioning the point at the end of the expression and calling `tiny-expand' (default shortcut is C-;): m10 m5 10 m5,10 m5 10*xx m5 10*xx%x m5 10*xx|0x%x m25+x?a%c m25+x?A%c m97,122(string x) m97,122stringxx m97,120stringxupcasex m97,120stringxupcasex)x m\n;; 10|%(+ x x) and %(* x x) and %s m10*2+3x m\n;; 10expx m5\n;; 20expx%014.2f m7|%(expt 2 x) m, 7|0x%02x m10|%0.2f m1\n14|*** TODO http://emacsrocks.com/e%02d.html m1\n10|convert img%s.jpg -monochrome -resize 50%% -rotate 180 img%s_mono.pdf (setq foo-list '(m1 11+x96|?%c)) m1\n10listx+x96|convert img%s.jpg -monochrome -resize 50%% -rotate 180 img%c_mono.pdf m1\n10listxnthxfoo-list|convert img%s.jpg -monochrome -resize 50%% -rotate 180 img%c_mono.pdf m\n;; 16list*xxx)*xx%s:%s:%s m\n8|**** TODO Learning from Data Week %(+ x 2) \nSCHEDULED: <%(date "Oct 7" (* x 7))> DEADLINE: <%(date "Oct 14" (* x 7))> As you might have guessed, the syntax is as follows: m[<range start:=0>][<separator:= >]<range end>[Lisp expr]|[format expr] x is the default var in the elisp expression. It will take one by one the value of all numbers in the range. | means that elisp expr has ended and format expr has begun. It can be omitted if the format expr starts with %. The keys are the same as for format. In addition %(sexp) forms are allowed. The sexp can depend on x. Note that multiple % can be used in the format expression. In that case: * if the Lisp expression returns a list, the members of this list are used in the appropriate place. * otherwise, it's just the result of the expression repeated as many times as necessary.