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Re: How to build the C language environment in Emacs?

From: Quanyang Liu
Subject: Re: How to build the C language environment in Emacs?
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:21:17 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, Jan 07 2015 at 09:41:35 +0800, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> Ken Goldman <> writes:
>>> well...IIRC, using Emacs in windows is terrible...
>> I use emacs on Windows and it's nearly the same as
>> Unix. Some of the PrintScreen ScrollLock Pause key
>> chords don't work quite the same. Otherwise, emacs
>> is emacs.
> I also recall using Emacs in Windows unpleasant to say
> the least.
> Emacs is Emacs to some extent but Emacs doesn't exist
> in a vacuum. If you use it on Windows you will miss
> out a lot: convenience (everyone assumes you're on
> some Unix); you miss out culture and technology.

Yeah, using Emacs in Windows is OK, except for missing many things...

But in my Windows, I still install Emacs since no other editors satisfy
me. :)

> And especially if you are into C - which is the number
> one *system* programming language. It shares history
> with UNIX, not to mention it is the language the
> system is written in (including today's Linux).
> There is no reason to use Windows for no reason, only
> do it if your family is starving or your job is
> super-exciting (like some science project where some
> specific software is Windows-only and too intense for
> wine and the like - but then you can still beam the
> results to your Linux box and use Emacs to compile the
> report - like I always said, computing is creative :))

Well, in fact, in order to visit some websites, I need Windows because
they are IE only...

Ahh, I know virtual machines. I have been using it, so I do not open my
Windows for several months :)

After all, having a Windows is necessary...But I hope someday I can
uninstall it.

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