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Re: Is Elisp really that slow?

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Is Elisp really that slow?
Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 21:55:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden> writes:

> On 17.05.2019 18:22, Óscar Fuentes wrote:
>> But that type of instant gratification require previous effort (learning
>> that doing those things is possible, to begin with.)
> Still, that doesn't mean that we're free from making the amount of
> effort this takes arbitrarily hard, or that we shouldn't make it
> easier when possible.


>> The instant
>> gratification that I refer to consists on installing the éditeur de
>> texte du jour, "oh, looks nice", poke it for a minute and decide that it
>> is okay for you and be happy thereafter, or until you eventually become
>> tired/annoyed enough and then select a replacement by the same criteria.
> That seems like a strawman. A lot of smart, thoughtful professionals
> use other editors as well.

That's true. It is also true that most people who work with keyboards
don't do a thorough research and then use the best... they just go for
what's at hand, with bad consequences 20 years down the path.

See, I'm not saying that Emacs is perfect or the users of other editors
are lazy fools or wathever, I'm just saying that converging towards
popular editors is not good per se. I started with Borland IDEs, then
Visual Studio and recently Android Studio. No matter their popularity,
they are rudimentary editors compared to Emacs.

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