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Re: Emacs learning curve

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Emacs learning curve
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 19:08:43 +0200

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 6:54 PM, Alfred M. Szmidt <address@hidden> wrote:
>   > What words you use won't hinder that.  You will always encounter
>   > new definitions for words, if one goes about renaming everything
>   > to what is currently popular it will only cause mass confusion.
>   The words matter since it raises complexity to use unfamiliar words.
> Recently I've started using Eclipse as part of my job, and it uses
> several words whos definition I'm not familiar with; for example view,
> perspective and workspace.  I've used Eclipse daily now for four
> months, and the terminology still doesn't stick for me.  Does this
> make Eclipse harder to use? Not at all.  Does it make it more complex?
> Not really.  They are just words, with some meaning.

You say it does not make it more complex to you. That is ok of course.
It is how you experience it.

But consider a person who have used Eclipse, is familiar with the
words "view", "perspective" and "workspace". It that person want to
try Emacs instead he might try a quick look at the documentation and
there he searches for these words, since those happens to be important
to him/her.

Woldn't that be a bit harder if different words where used in Emacs
for the same things?

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