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Re: Emacs learning curve

From: Noah Lavine
Subject: Re: Emacs learning curve
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 11:01:21 -0400

Yes, I didn't say what I meant there, I think. I also meant things
like this: http://sites.google.com/site/steveyegge2/effective-emacs,
which is a combination of a list of useful commands and some advice on
how to configure Emacs.

I must admit that I haven't read the manual all the way through. If I
had, perhaps I would feel differently, but I think I still wouldn't be
able to remember everything in the manual until I had used Emacs for a


On Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 2:55 AM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Noah Lavine <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 15:12:51 -0400
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> The big issue, I think, is discovering what Emacs can do. I know that
>> Emacs is *potentially* extremely powerful, but I don't know enough to
>> make use of this power. The Emacs Starter Kit showed me some things, and
>> I found a few more through different web pages, but I think I still
>> don't know very much. I don't know where I would find Emacs features
>> that are useful for me.
> Doesn't the manual help discovering what Emacs can do?  Why do you
> need to search the Internet when you have most of the stuff right
> under your fingertips?

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