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Re: Is Emacs very alive, active and improving?


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Is Emacs very alive, active and improving?
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:41:45 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

Evans Winner <address@hidden> writes:

> Perhaps someone ought to take out an ad for Emacs when
> people search for "Eclipse."

Oh no, don't do that, then we will have an invasion of
Java/OO people :)

> Is it [Emacs] less popular than vi?  That's hard to
> believe.

Yeah, I don't believe that either. Vim is even more
focused on programming. Or, to be exact, Emacs is as
much focused on programming. Only Emacs is focused on
everything else, too: Usenet, mail, the file system, you
name it. (Or so I've heard. I didn't use Vim to a
fraction of my Emacs time, so any Vim user may elaborate
on this.)

> vi really originated as a practical joke.

Some people say you type less with Vim, that Vim is
faster, and, you configure/extend *less*, so you
actually get more *work* done with much less strain on
your fingers. (Again, rumors perhaps.)

But... I couldn't live without
configuration/extension. That's what I love about Emacs.

-- 
Emanuel Berg, programmer-for-rent. CV, projects, etc at uXu
underground experts united:  http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573


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