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Re: basic question: going back to dired


From: p.daniels
Subject: Re: basic question: going back to dired
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 22:31:00 -0700 (PDT)
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Sorry about the half-post. Google Groups, you are my nemesis...

On Jul 22, 6:03 pm, "Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 18:58, Bastien Guerry <address@hidden> wrote:
> > How many users are complaining about the fact that it's not easy to open
> > and close a file with Emacs?  As long as this is not a *major* problem,
> > let's not consider whether it's good or not to change Emacs terminology.

> I don't see the relevance of that question (my fault, I'm sure). I was
> under the impression that the relevant question would be: "how much
> difficult is for beginners to learn Emacs when they read about buffers
> and frames and keybindings, instead of X and Y and Z?" [where X, Y and
> Z are suitable terms commonly used in other environments]

Hi there, long time listener first time caller here. I guess I would
still call myself a beginner with emacs; I've been using it <2 years,
and I'm certainly not a programmer, I use it for text (as in prose)
work, sometimes I putz around in dired. Noob, right. Now, honestly the
main reason that I use emacs is  _because_ to me, it provides a more
satisfying conceptualization of the way I am working with my text and
my files and my *work* (again, I emphasize that I'm not a programmer).
When I first read about the concept of buffers, not only did I
immediately comprehend it, it seemed like an elegant concept, I like
the aesthetic of it. Now obviously I'm kind of a fringe case, but this
seemed like an appropriate place to chime in with my two bits.

best regards
p.daniels


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