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Re: Requiring elisp that comes with Emacs


From: Narendra Joshi
Subject: Re: Requiring elisp that comes with Emacs
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 20:40:14 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Skip Montanaro <address@hidden> writes:

That's true! :) This is the first time I am participating in a mailing
list and I really like this particular one. :)

>> Why would you let someone else manage it for you?
>
> This is not really an Emacs question. It is more of a quality of life
> question. Still, since you asked...
>
> I let someone else manage my Emacs installations for the same reasons
> that:
>
>     I no longer rebuild my Linux kernel daily (as I used to 20 or
>     more years ago)
>     I rely on a third party to maintain a complex Python environment
>     (despite having been one of the core Python developers in dim,
>     dark the past)
>     Let the mechanic do tune-ups on my car
>
> There is value in stability and knowing when others are better at a
> particular task than I am (or at least good enough that I can
> delegate to them). I can't be an expert in everything. Sometimes,
> even if I know I can do the job myself, it's worth it to let someone
> else do it, because time - as they say - is money. If I'm fiddling
> with my Emacs installation or changing the oil in my car, that's time
> when I could have been doing something else of more personal value to
> me, like working on paying work, riding my bike, or having dinner
> with my wife. I have more important things to do with my time than
> fiddle with a complex tool chain on a continuous (or even occasional)
> basis.
>
> S
>
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 2:01 PM, Narendra Joshi <address@hidden
>> wrote:
>
>     Skip Montanaro <address@hidden> writes:
>    
>     > (require) a fewpackages in my .emacs file: mouse,
>     > auto-complete-config, and lua-mode. I didn't install any of
>     them
>     > (someone else manages my local Emacs installation), so they may
>     not
>    
>     That's interesting. Why would you let someone else manage it for
>     you?
>    
>     - Narendra
>
>
>
>

-- 
- Narendra



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