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Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?


From: rusi
Subject: Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 07:06:40 -0800 (PST)
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On Mar 1, 8:02 pm, Cthun <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 01/03/2011 9:21 AM, Mario Lassnig wrote:
>
> > On 3/1/11 3:05 PM, Cthun wrote:
> >> Saying version control is for novels is like saying
> >> the purpose of Usenet is pointless bickering, Janney; saying it's for
> >> source code is like saying the purpose of Usenet is for discussion. Your
> >> mistake is rather ironic, though, considering your own considerable
> >> recent contributions to the misuse of Usenet for pointless bickering,
> >> Janney.
>
> > What does your classic unsubstantiated and erroneous claim have to do
> > with Lisp, Cthun?
>
> What does your classic erroneous presupposition have to do with Lisp,
> Lassnig?
>
> >> Plain, unformatted ASCII text, Janney, which is hardly useful for
> >> writing novels and articles. Novels tend to contain italics and other
> >> formatting here and there, Janney, whereas articles frequently contain
> >> scientific and mathematical symbols that do not exist in ASCII or
> >> sometimes even Unicode, and tables, graphs, charts, and formatted
> >> equations that cannot be represented nicely using a grid of characters.
>
> > What does your classic unsubstantiated and erroneous claim have to do
> > with Lisp, Cthun?
>
> What does your classic erroneous presupposition have to do with Lisp,
> Lassnig?
>
> >> Occasionally hitting control-S and backing up your
> >> files regularly is a lot easier than learning Emacs, Janney.
>
> > What does your classic unsubstantiated and erroneous claim have to do
> > with Lisp, Cthun?
>
> What does your classic erroneous presupposition have to do with Lisp,
> Lassnig?
>
> >> Version control systems are inherently complex and
> >> inherently client/server oriented, Janney; if they weren't they'd be
> >> useless for their primary purpose, which is to enable collaborative
> >> software development, Janney.
>
> > What does your classic unsubstantiated and erroneous claim have to do
> > with Lisp, Cthun?
>
> What does your classic erroneous presupposition have to do with Lisp,
> Lassnig?
>
> >> It's rather less work than struggling to learn, and later struggling to
> >> remember, those "few key strokes in Emacs", Janney. Not to mention the
> >> sprained wrists from tying your hands into pretzels trying to hit seven
> >> different modifier keys simultaneously, Janney. Emacs is not a text
> >> editor, Janney, it is a keyboard-implemented version of the game
> >> "Twister".
>
> > What does your classic unsubstantiated and erroneous claim have to do
> > with Lisp, Cthun?
>
> What does your classic erroneous presupposition have to do with Lisp,
> Lassnig?
>
> >> And it remains true that using SVN to "develop" a
> >> novel is like using a hammer to insert a screw, Janney.
>
> > What does your classic unsubstantiated and erroneous claim have to do
> > with Lisp, Cthun?
>
> What does your classic erroneous presupposition have to do with Lisp,
> Lassnig?


Recursion maybe??


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