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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:00:12 +0100
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Am 20.11.2013 19:53, schrieb Eli Zaretskii:
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:35:54 -0500
From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden

     - awareness of current-column as a float
       I started working on this in 2002, but got distracted.
       The (small, exploratory) changes were reverted 2011-03-06.

     - correspondance between buffer pos and pixel (x,y) coords on screen

     - floating (text "flows" around) images, tables, and other "objects"

     - automatic pagination

     - page-based stats (word-count, etc), margins, "styles"

These seem like important features, I agree.

This one is already supported:

     - correspondance between buffer pos and pixel (x,y) coords on screen

(Unless I misunderstand what is meant by that.)

However, I don't understand why these features are put forward before
much more basic ones.  As I understand Richard's request, he would
like to do everything we can do in Texinfo, but with WYSIWYG display,
have a capability to export that in several formats, and be able to
print it from Emacs.  Why not start with these modest features?

It's far from being modest. Seems Richard reached the point of users-interest, 
where the most popular editor started in 1981.
Please note: saying "most popular", not best. However, there was always a point 
noticing that, brought here forward in vain several times.

Also don't think Emacs may change it's path that easily: it would mean to turn 
from producer domination into a kind of consumer market.
AFAIS there is no infrastructure for this.

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