30 May 2014

One of the first things I knew I had to do when I switched to emacs was to have it use my favorite color theme, choco. Choco was created by Ludvig Widman for the TextMate editor and later adapted for gedit.

Now, I feel guilty for possibly putting too much emphasis on aesthetics, but I do love choco and it’s for a number of reasons:

  • It is dark, and I will often look at it all day. anything lighter feels like staring at a lightbulb.
  • Just looking at its combination of colors makes me intensely happy, and I’ve never experienced that with any other theme, and maybe anything in art or nature (okay, okay…)
  • Yes, I love chocolate. which in turn makes me intensely happy
  • It reminds me, for various reasons, of games from childhood, such as super mario world, super mario kart, and m.c. kids, which in turn makes me intensely happy

If anything, adding the theme to emacs seemed like the perfect introductory elisp project. Among the more delightful things I learned along the way was that ruby-mode ships with ruby. Alright!

The results are here. Contributions are welcome!