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Re: Is Emacs very alive, active and improving?

From: Rustom Mody
Subject: Re: Is Emacs very alive, active and improving?
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:56:45 -0700 (PDT)
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On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:20:28 PM UTC+5:30, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> Bob Proulx writes:

> Yes. And then you have to "re-learn" when you go back
> (although that will be much faster). Again, you realize
> I'm not talking learning as in intelligence etc., I'm
> talking the, I don't know, mental-physical bound. Like
> if you put your hand in the fire, you don't think "the
> heat will disintegrate my hand, so I must save it by
> removing it", instead the skin - I don't know exactly
> how it works... the skins sends "fear" and pain to your
> brain, which sends a command to get away from the source
> of danger right away?
> > If you look at a workbench of a wood craftsman you
> > will find a variety of chisels, a variety of hammers,
> > saws, planes, and other tools.  There isn't a single
> > tool that does everything best.  It is often good to
> > have a variety of tools available.

Sometimes I have to drive a car with 'European' controls (wiper on left, lights 
on right) and sometimes (less frequently) with American (wiper and lights 

[And if I have a choice I'd rather walk or take the bus but thats a different 
question :-) ]

Usually I manage the switch. However in the more demanding traffic I often end 
up switching on the wipers when I wanted to show a turning light --  mutter an 
expletive and get on... So far there have been no serious mishaps, but its not 
inconceivable that it could get worse.

I can see and ideally agree with Emanuel -- use only the tool you are good at.
However I find I live in a world that does not always and exactly agree with me 
and Ive to muddle on somehow or other.

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