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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:21:17 +0200

> Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:00:12 +0100
> From: Andreas Röhler <address@hidden>
> > 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.

Maybe you read too much into what I've written.  You can get a pretty
good idea if you visit etc/enriched.doc.

> Seems Richard reached the point of users-interest, where the most popular 
> editor started in 1981.

What's the harm, if Emacs still doesn't have those features?

> 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.

Before we worry about popularity, we should worry about functionality.

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