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Re: Emacs history, and "Is Emacs difficult to learn?"

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Emacs history, and "Is Emacs difficult to learn?"
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:47:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux) (Phillip Lord) writes:

> Perhaps this is where Emacs is at it's best. If I were writing
> in one language, on one project for several months at a time,
> I'd use eclipse.  But I use many languages, with custom tools,
> for specific purposes. At the bleeding, chaotic edge, it's Emacs
> every time.

Well, that is one of the advantages with Emacs, that all you
typing goes there, be it mail, writing, programming, whatever. To
have one editor for each PL is a bad idea, generally speaking, but
also in almost all specific cases that I can think of. It doesn't
matter how good those editors get at one thing, you will always
find yourself lacking one feature from editor A in B, or strike a
"B's shortcut" in A, and wonder why it didn't work. The only thing
that could make it better would be if you never, ever do anything
but one PL. But that programmer I've yet to meet. And I wouldn't
want to be him, either.

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