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Re: Emacs learning curve

From: Bernardo Barros
Subject: Re: Emacs learning curve
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 18:32:10 +0000

Reasons to change: there is not a very strong reason to fight for a mere terminology as if this terminology would do something for us. It doesn't do anything positive. As a text editor with a long history it has to change, it will probably survive existent hardware and operating systems, but it can`t forget what hardware and the standards that happens to occur at a preset time. I think this is important for Emacs as a eternal uberhardware being.

2010/7/10 Tom <address@hidden>
Alfred M. Szmidt <ams <at> gnu.org> writes:

> I doubt that words like yank, kill, point, etc hinder new users from
> using emacs.  The argument seems extremly weak.

As Lennart said before the little things add up. The more unfamiliar
things the new user encounters the more time and effort he needs to
invest to try emacs and it can be a turn off.

There is no reason to use the word yank for an operation which practically
every other system calls paste. It's one of those totally unnecessary
roadblocks for newbies in emacs.

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