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Re: Apologia for bzr

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Apologia for bzr
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2014 16:27:40 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

You mean, like an arranged marriage just starts with a spouse, nothing

Women start with vi in the hope it will change, men with Emacs in the
hope it will stay the same.  Both are disappointed.

David Kastrup

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