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Re: Making Emacs more newbie friendly

From: Shawn Betts
Subject: Re: Making Emacs more newbie friendly
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 19:12:18 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

nfreimann <address@hidden> writes:

> Giani,
> unfortunately only a small number of users accepting the old fashion
> key bindings, 

I love your wording: old fashion key bindings. As if some superior key
bindings have replaced them. What a joke.

> The number is decreasing.  

Its not because Emacs isn't keeping up. Its because Bad Software is
corrupting ppl from an early age. I don't think lobotomizing emacs to
"keep up" with "modern features" is going to make Emacs a better
editor. If more and more people choose pigeon-editors, Emacs users
die, and development comes to a halt that's a FAR better ending than
selling out to the stooge masses.

> cvs gtk2 emacs takes that into consideration. Again thanks you to
> the cvs gtk2 emacs developers, the nqemacs people, and those
> responsible for the windows version in general.

I fail to see how changing the toolkit is going to magically modernize
Emacs. Is it just the anti-aliased fonts and theme conformance? Is
that *all* it takes to turn a program from crusty and ancient to
modern and up-to-date?


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