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Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?


From: Joe Riel
Subject: Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:16:17 -0800

On Mon, 28 Feb 2011 01:22:12 +0800
Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> wrote:

> To add my cent-and-a-half… I use emacs (and git) for novel
> translation—functionally the same as novel writing. While I'm far
> happier with this setup than with any other (in moving from a Mac to
> Linux, my only regret is the loss of Tinderbox), I can certainly see
> cthun's point. When you are writing long-form text, the unit is the
> paragraph. When writing code, the unit is the line. Writing prose, the
> addition of one word can transform a whole paragraph (using
> fill-mode). Writing code, the addition of one "word" generally only
> changes a line.

That depends on how one writes.
When using LaTeX I usually write so that 
  the structure of the source reflects the paragraph/sentence structure;
  clauses get indented, etc.
As such, I don't use fill-mode;
  a one-word addition just changes one line.


-- 
Joe Riel




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