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Re: Is Elisp really that slow?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Is Elisp really that slow?
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 14:35:17 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Vim is consistent.
> So is Emacs.

In terms of key-bindings, Emacs's scheme is not as regular as VI.

While we can argue that the various VI emulators are just trying to
provide for those users who like VI, the number of other "alternative
set of keybindings" (god-mode and several others) out there shows that
there's a need for something else.

I think one of the main differences (besides the fact that it's modal,
obviously) is that VI has prefix commands like `d` which Emacs lacks.
That helps make things regular/orthogonal.

`other-frame-window` is one package that tries to add such a prefix
command (actually a pair of such) to Emacs and it's not trivial to
implement.  It'd be good to extend Emacs to provide better support
for that.


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