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Re: `woman' can't be used outside emacs?

From: Charles philip Chan
Subject: Re: `woman' can't be used outside emacs?
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 03:08:25 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.92 (gnu/linux)

On 21 Dec 2006, address@hidden wrote:

> Emacs tries to do almost everything when it is possible.
> I can't understand why it does this way.

It doesn't make sense if you think of Emacs as just a text editor. A
more helpful way is to think of Emacs as a LISP machine:

which specializes in manipulating text streams. In fact this is how
Emacs was designed. It consists of a small core (LISP interpretor and
functions where speed is essential) that is written in C. The rest is
implemented in Emacs LISP.


panic ("Splunge!");

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