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Re: I wrote a mini manual for Emacs

From: Rusi
Subject: Re: I wrote a mini manual for Emacs
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:00:24 -0700 (PDT)
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On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 8:07:12 AM UTC+5:30, Tu Do wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:11 AM, MBR wrote:

> >  Good work!
> > I'd like to say something about the section ""I don't want a complicated
> > 'editor', I want something simple like Notepad(++)" in which you talk about
> > IDEs.  When I started using Emacs (after about 10 years of using vi), I
> > immediately noticed that Emacs was very different from any other editor I'd
> > ever worked with.  With all other editors, I'd use them for editing text
> > and do everything else from a shell prompt.

> Well, I did in the section "Why Emacs?" at the beginning, emphasized that
> Emacs is not a mere editor but a programming platform and has relation to
> Lisp Machine. However, someone said that is not good for beginners to put
> non-starter stuffs there. So I moved it to the appendix.

I think thats a good choice.  In my 20+ years of using emacs and
convincing others (mostly unsuccessfully) to use it Ive found that
showing emacs' power is usually a put-off more than an attraction.

People say: «Look I ONLY want to do "..."! Why all this "..." »

रुसि [Just to make GG behave itself!]

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