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Re: EmacsW32 invocation options


From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: EmacsW32 invocation options
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 00:22:47 +0200

On 5/2/07, Hadron <address@hidden> wrote:

A brief browse of forums and the emacs irc channel suggests that most/a
good % of people do indeed find it daunting to get emacs working under
windows.

Do you mean, more people find it daunting to get Emacs working on
Windows than on GNU/Linux?

I am surprised you would disagree. What is simple to you is not
necessarily simple for complete newbies - most of whom I would guess run
Windows.

The kind of things that make Emacs difficult are not going to
disappear by making emacsclient start Emacs. A complete newbie must be
ready to delve into a (very good, but extensive) documentation, and
perhaps even do some elisp programming, to take full advantage of
Emacs.

By far the most important thing to
instill in any  emacs apprentice is to learn how to use the built in
help.

Exactly. I did three attempts over the years before I finally warmed
to Emacs. The definitive push was taking the time to follow the
tutorial and read at least some of the docs.

            Juanma




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