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Re: Emacs usability


From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Emacs usability
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 09:14:00 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:37:52 -0700 (PDT) Xah <address@hidden> wrote: 

> Ted Zlatanov wrote:
> > The usability metrics (fairly standard in the industry) are listed in
> >http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/taouu/taouu.html#id2998837so please
> > see their definitions.
> 
> > - concise
> > - expressive
> > - easy (in the sense of "mnemonic load")
> > - transparent
> > - scriptable
> > - discoverable

X> That's from “The Art of Unix Usability” by Eric S Raymond.

X> These cult-like books are rather snake oil.

I disagree that this particular book is in any way cult-like, but that's
irrelevant.  What's important is the list of usability metrics as it
applies to Emacs; if you disagree with that list then provide a better
one.

Ted


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