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Re: GTK file selector

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: GTK file selector
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 07:33:19 +0900

Jérôme Marant <address@hidden> writes:
> And let's be honest, Emacs is not going to provide any of the nice
> features that Eclipse provides these days.  And Eclipse is free, runs
> with a free Java Platform, is extensible, and so on.

I dunno; my experience with Eclipse is pretty underwhelming -- lots of
flashy widgets, and no doubt some powerful functions, but completely
infuriating to use.  It seems to require that you buy into an entire
style of programming in order to use it at all (as opposed to Emacs,
which is "just" a text-editor, "just" a debugger interface, and "just" a
build invoker).

That is, Emacs just works with what you already have (or doesn't work
with it -- but if you were to extend Emacs to do so, you'd make Emacs
use existing tools), but Eclipse seems to say "change the way you work
to suit the development tools."

"An atheist doesn't have to be someone who thinks he has a proof that there
can't be a god.  He only has to be someone who believes that the evidence
on the God question is at a similar level to the evidence on the werewolf
question."  [John McCarthy]

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