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Re: "like other editors" [


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: "like other editors" [
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 18:02:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

ken <address@hidden> writes:

> On 10/03/2011 09:41 AM Suvayu Ali wrote:
>> Hi Ken,
>>
>> On Mon, 03 Oct 2011 09:18:11 -0400
>> ken <address@hidden> wrote:
>>
>>> Secondly, there are places in the world where people haven't ever
>>> used Windows; instead, their first and only experience with computers
>>> is with Linux.  What sense can it make to them that emacs' behavior
>>> is changed simply to mimic some other editor they've never seen or
>>> used?
>>
>> You wrongly assumed by modern editors I was talking about Windows
>> editors[1], 
>
> No, I wasn't assuming you were talking about Word.  Since you didn't say which
> editor you were talking about, I just picked Word as a foil.  If you re-read 
> my
> post, you'll see on my first reference to Word I preceded it by "e.g.", 
> implying
> the same thereafter.

Dont you feel using Word (Windows only non programmers editor) was a
little far fetched considering the plethora of cross platform
programmers editors including and not limited to emacs and vi? Never
mind eclipse etc as well as all the FOSS Gnu/Linux stuff like gedit etc?




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