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Re: basic question: going back to dired

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: basic question: going back to dired
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 01:43:49 +0200
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Xiao-Yong Jin wrote:
Of course the emacs community welcomes new functionality.
There is already cua-mode.

cua-mode and viper-mode are two examples of customizations that are extremely good. I use them both.

I believe emacs is such a
thing that if you believe your "modernized-mode" is good,
you can release it as a elisp package and put it on the

If you look into the details of the code you will find that it is often not that easy. Making cua-mode and viper-mode good citizens in Emacs has required quite a lot of efforts to make room for them.

Smaller, not that complicated packages (or perhaps rather packages that does not interfer that much with other parts) can be created outside of Emacs.

Larger efforts is very hard to do outside - if no one has been smart enough to offer very good and flexible support inside Emacs. Some people are able to work around those difficulties, but it looks very difficult to me (mostly thinking about CEDET).

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