So the git addons I wanted to write are finished and working perfectly. They're really simple, but they completely annihilate my need to go to terminal during my daily hacking.
;;Addendum to the built-in GIT library for Emacs (defun git-init (directory) "Initializes the given directory as a GIT repo, then runs git-status on it" (interactive "DSelect directory: ") (cd directory) (shell-command "git init ") (git-status directory)) ;;added (define-key map "\C-p" 'git-pull) to git-status-mode-map in git.el (defun git-pull (remote-dir) "Pulls from a directory. Typical input is 'user@remote-machine:directory maste'" (interactive "sSelect remote dir and branch: ") (unless git-status (error "Not in git-status mode")) (shell-command (concat "git pull " remote-dir)) (git-refresh-files)) (provide 'git-addendum)
I'm actually highly surprised that git.el doesn't just come with these, as they seem obvious and easy. I sent it over to 'gitster at pobox dot com', which is the listed email of its maintainer. Not sure whether it'll come to anything, but in the meanwhile, at least I get to use it.