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Re: Emacs learning curve

From: Uday S Reddy
Subject: Re: Emacs learning curve
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:15:37 +0100
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On 7/15/2010 4:39 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

 From personal experience, it is not a disaster to use two different
sets of keybindings.  Yes, sometimes you will err and curse.  But it
won't let you abandon a tool that is otherwise useful.  Making Emacs
extremely useful is therefore the single most important way of making
it more popular among those who it targets.

In my humble opinion, the critics are right here.

I don't switch to new applications if their key bindings conflict with my Emacs neurons. When I tried Eclipse, I quickly found the option to set Emacs key bindings and turned them on. I was extremely irritated wherever it didn't match Emacs.

Just as Eclipse is kind to Emacs-users, I think Emacs should be kind to Eclipse-users too, and Windows-users and KDE-users and what have you. Obstinacy doesn't do us any good.


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