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Re: Why do you use emacs?
Re: Why do you use emacs?
11 May 2003 23:11:21 +0200
Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50
"Artur Hefczyc" <address@hidden> writes:
> I am currently working on emacs guide designed for
> Java developers but not only. I would like to put one
> section somewhere with title
> "Why to use Emacs?"
> My idea is to include there opinions from real emacs users.
> So my question is: Could you please send me the most
> important reason for you why you use emacs instead of
> other modern IDEs?
Perhaps the best to understand _why_ I use emacs is to tell _what_ I
do with it (including what features I've programmed into it):
- of course, editing code, compiling, debugging,
- but also composing email (and reading email),
- composing newsgroup articles (and reading email),
(and there already you get the advantage to have only one set of
editing commands for various applications)
- browsing the web when Java and pictures are not needed or are
undesirable, or when HTML filtering is needed: I've got quite a
HTML filter hook in w3-parse-hooks, if only Mozilla had
something similar, alowing you to modify on the fly the HTML
received before displaying it...
- chatting with Kiwi (IRC),
- managing my bank accounts (I've got functions to get the data
from the web and format it like I want for my records),
- managing my portfolio (retrieving quotes from the web, keeping a
database of shares, etc),
- computing a graph of CVS releases,
- devise conversion (euro = frf = esp = dem = ...) with automatic
update of the quotes from the web...
- generating invoices,
- encrypting / decrypting my emails and private files,
- keeping track of the time I spend of the various projects I work
- writting documentations and drawing ascii-art diagrams,
- using it's shell mode to cover rustic programs with a nice
readline library and other editing functions.
and in general, Lisp programming and prototyping, and automatic code
generation including menial tasks such as administrative comments and
automatic time stamps.
Do not adjust your mind, there is a fault in reality.
- Why do you use emacs?, Artur Hefczyc, 2003/05/11
- Re: Why do you use emacs?, address@hidden, 2003/05/11
- Re: Why do you use emacs?,
Pascal Bourguignon <=
- Re: Why do you use emacs?, Eli Zaretskii, 2003/05/11
- Re: Why do you use emacs?, Phillip Lord, 2003/05/12
- Re: Why do you use emacs?, Colin Marquardt, 2003/05/12
- Re: Why do you use emacs?, Jason Dufair, 2003/05/12
- Re: Why do you use emacs?, Bruce Ingalls, 2003/05/13