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Re: emacs and osx


From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: emacs and osx
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 21:19:38 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Bob Hunter <address@hidden> writes:

> Yes, emacs-tetris is small, but emacs is still a huge text
> editor. What about the other such (extra) objects who build
> up to 120MB?

emacs is extensible, which means its capabilities can be for
the most part dynamically (w/o recompiling) augmented at your
command, by "loading emacs lisp libraries".  when you see
120MB you see a lot of libraries ("integrated" over time :-)
that are available but not loaded.

> One should be able to choose whether to have games, as
> well as option x, y, or z, rather than being forced to have
> them. This is my point. I understand you do not share it, and I
> respect your view, but please allow me to be less integralist
> and more open to change.

one is indeed able to choose (but to know what the choices
are and then to choose wisely -- that's more difficult :-).

w/ emacs, "to have" does not negate "to be able to choose".

if you yourself are open to change, you might take joy in
deepening your concept of "to have", to better understand
what everyone is trying to tell you.  or not.  the choice is
yours to exercise, after all.

thi


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