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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 23:22:41 +0100

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 11:19 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>> It might also be worthwhile thinking about why vi clones are more
>> popular than Emacs.
>
> Maybe, if specific vi features are found to be important to that popularity 
> and
> those features (or similar) might also make sense for Emacs.

I think there are other possibilities too. For example it might be
that people are used to that some vi program is always available, vi
starts up quickly.

Or perhaps it is that vi key bindings are perhaps more well-known
nowadays. Emacs key bindings tend to clash with cua bindings which
probably makes the emacs bindings less wellknown.




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