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Re: emacs and osx


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: emacs and osx
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 19:52:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Bob Hunter <address@hidden> writes:

> Lute Kamstra wrote:

[...]

>>>This "editor" needs to go on diet...
>> We feel that it's important that you can play Tetris with Emacs.
>> Lute.
>>
>
> It never crossed my mind, and chances are that it never will. I always
> wondered the real utility of those extra files. It may be the case
> that emacs is a lisp interpreter and those are just demos?

Well, that describes the whole of Emacs pretty well.

> I would rather choose to have those "extras" than being forced to
> like them...

Nobody forces you to like them.

> I would be much happier if emacs would have a better menu (File,
> Edit, etc.) along the lines of ... any other application.

One has nothing to do with the other.  And Emacs pretty much existed
before "any other application" and will likely exist longer than the
majority of all of them.  So it does not make too much sense to bend
over backwards to be more similar to short-lived applications and
fashions.  It is ok to improve Emacs, but it does not make sense to
warp it beyond recognition.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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