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Re: [h-e-w] EmacsW32, gnuserv, pathes in .emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] EmacsW32, gnuserv, pathes in .emacs
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 22:39:41 +0300

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 22:43:03 -0700
>     The philosophy is that the default Emacs should
>     work well enough for the new user not to be
>     bothered by customization for quite some time.
> It's not a question of bother. Setting preferences in most UI applications
> is not something users do only exceptionally and only because they are
> bothered. This is all the more true of Emacs customization. Customization is
> a part of normal Emacs use even more than it is part of the use of other
> apps. Emacs *is* customization, in oh so many ways. Do you want to
> customize? Get Emacs. It doesn't matter what - you can customize anything
> with Emacs.

My point is that customization is a sufficiently advanced issue, so
new users should get used to Emacs and read the docs for some time
before they embark on the never-ending customize adventure.
Meanwhile, they have the Options menu to start with.

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