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Re: [Bug-apl] Near Proof of concept of an )edit somefunction_name

From: David B. Lamkins
Subject: Re: [Bug-apl] Near Proof of concept of an )edit somefunction_name
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 21:06:05 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 11:46:21AM +0800, Elias Mårtenson wrote:
>    On 22 March 2016 at 10:43, David B. Lamkins <address@hidden>
>    wrote:
>      FWIW, apl-pkg is much more than a wrapper around an external editor.
>      Similar to gnu-apl-mode, apl-pkg provides a number of tools for
>      programming-in-the-large.
>    Of course. I did not intend to disparage your (or anybody else's) work.
>    My intention was to raise the level of discussion from a small
>    implementation detail as to how to start an external editor to the more
>    important issue of how to provide a pleasurable development environment
>    (which the commandline+external editor is not, IMHO).

Understood. If I gave the impression that I took offense, it was unintentional.

I only wanted to add a bit of exposition for the benefit of folks who don't 
remember aplwrap.

>      Before aplwrap and apl-pkg I very much liked gnu-apl-mode. A couple
>      years back -- after having used Emacs for four decades -- I wanted
>      to *finally* learn vi, so I ditched Emacs and switched everything
>      over to vim (and more recently, vis).
>    As someone who lives in Emacs, and have done so since the late 80's, I
>    find it surprising that you decided to move to vi, but that's not for
>    me to judge. :-)
>    My personal opinion is that Emacs is the awesomest thing ever, but the
>    more tools the better. :-)

Believe me, I know. :) I'm one of those Emacs users who used Emacs for 
*everything*. Log in, start Emacs, do all of my work (and mail, and news, and 
web, and music, and ...), and log out. :)

But after forty years, several bouts with RSI (mostly pointer-related, but also 
"Emacs pinky") and numerous occasions of having to work as a guest on systems 
where Emacs wasn't installed, I figured it was time to learn vi. (Nano, of 
course, is broadly available but not especially helpful.) It took me about 
three weeks to make the transition.

>    Regards,
>    Elias
> References
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