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Re: Is Emacs very alive, active and improving?


From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Is Emacs very alive, active and improving?
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:30:24 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Christopher Ritsen <address@hidden> writes:
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 12:04:24PM +0100, Phillip Lord wrote:
>> It's not that uncommon I suspect. I use vim for most systems
>> adminstration. I do as little sys admin as I can get away with, so I
>> don't use vim every day!
>
> The common refrain seems to be that people use vim over emacs on remote 
> servers
> they don't control where it is usually installed by default, but I was 
> referring
> to being willing to take the time to configure the programs themselves to be 
> as
> useful as possible to me for whatever they are best at.  Right now, that is
> strictly org-mode for emacs, and vim for most of my text-editing and coding.
> I'm not planning on dropping one for the other, but my assumption is that most
> people wouldn't want or have the time to configure both (especially if it's 
> not
> possible to use either at work) and lose objectivity about using the best tool
> for the job.  I want to avoid that.


"Best tool for the job", of course, means "best tool for the job that
*I* am doing". Emacs is a better tool for me to use for most jobs
because I know how to use it. I don't think that it's a question with an
objective answer. Still, I can see your point, in terms of what works
for you.

Phil



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