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Re: Time to throw away my LOVE - Emacs ?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Time to throw away my LOVE - Emacs ?
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:36:02 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote on Tue, 08 Jun 2004 07:26:45 +0900:
> 
> > The claim that windows tools result in `higher productivity' seem
> > pretty specious to me in any case.  What I've seen of windows
> > programming environments has been more like a cesspit of
> > mediocrity hiding under a pretty face.
> 
> Tell me, where is this pretty face (Windows's, not yours ;-)?
> Whenever I've had to use such, I find myself overwhelmed by rows and
> columns of menus, toolbars, subtoolbars, labelled mostly with
> obscure symbols, with a total complexity exceding that of the
> pilot's console on a 1960's passenger airliner.

Welcome to Emacs/XEmacs 21.  While the Mac and Windows users have not
yet seen all the graphic glory you so loudly deplore in released
versions (kind of ironic, isn't it?), the next release will sport
them on _every_ platform, not just X11 that already has them.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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