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Re: emacs in xterm

From: zeycus
Subject: Re: emacs in xterm
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 00:43:23 -0800 (PST)

Just now I found a kind message from Michaƫl pointing this out.
I apologize, I was completely unaware of this fact. As I explained
I am a newbie in Linux, so I naively thought
that GNU Xemacs was a sort of adaptation of GNU Emacs in X.
Now I see these are different things, but there was no offense
intended in my message, just plain ignorance.

Thank you for kindly making the situation clear to me.

Tim X-2 wrote:
> zeycus <address@hidden> writes:
>> Wow, thank you for the opinions and suggestions! I am not sure yet,
>> whether or not I want to "jump" to the xemacs multi-window system,
>> but I'll give it a try!
> Note that Emacs and Xemacs are two totally *different* programs. GNU
> Emacs can be built with and without X windows support. Most Linux
> distributions include an Emacs and an Emacs-nox (or something
> similar). The emacs with window support can also be run without the
> X windows features using the -nw switch. 
> Xemacs can only be run on an X windows system (i.e. you cannot run it
> in a term or on the console etc). It represents a fork from the
> original emacs sources which occured some years ago. While the two
> emacs flavors are very similar, there are a number of internal
> differences between the two, such as how they handle font locking. Its
> not unusual to find elisp packages which have tests to determine if it
> is running under GNU Emacs or Xemacs and then does flavor specific
> stuff - this allows an elisp package to work under both systems. 
> Tim
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> tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au
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