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Re: Emacs's popularity (was: Distributed Maintenance for Emacs)

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Emacs's popularity (was: Distributed Maintenance for Emacs)
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 23:07:31 +0100

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 11:03 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hm. Dunno why that should make one sad. I would never use vi or vim (unless I
> had to), but I don't see why I should be sad or bothered if other people find 
> it
> useful. One person likes to live in the forest; another prefers the city; a
> third the shore.
> Why the need to make Emacs the most popular? It's good to make Emacs better, 
> but
> what's the popularity contest about? Perhaps Americans on average listen to
> Britney Spears more than Mozart or Muddy Waters. So what?
> On the other hand, info about the relative use of different Emacs versions is
> (mildly) interesting and might be helpful in some ways.

It might also be worthwhile thinking about why vi clones are more
popular than Emacs.

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