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Re: Apologia for bzr

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Apologia for bzr
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:27:24 +0100

On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <address@hidden> wrote:
Lennart Borgman writes:
 > On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 9:28 AM, Eric S. Raymond <address@hidden> wrote:
 > It is very different in one way. An editor is a tool you start
 > with.

That's not what Eric's talking about.  The point he is making, it
seems to me, is that Emacs is not an editor, it is a text editing
environment or toolkit.  Similarly, git is not a VCS, it is an
environment for developing a VCS.  Not to the same extent that today's
Emacs is a development environment for editors, but then Richard had
several years of experience with using a editor language to create the
Emacs Lisp and GNU Emacs that is the direct ancestor of today's Emacs.

When you start with Emacs it is just an editor, nothing more.

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