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Re: Apologia for bzr

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Apologia for bzr
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2014 15:20:22 -0500

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    Mostly there *aren't* any "standard modern terms", because there are
    no other editors in which there is so much decoupling between the 
    local equivalents of our core concepts that they need to be described

There are the standard modern terms cut, paste and copy.

In regard to windows, buffers and frames, we could have a mode of
operation which ties each buffer to a one-window frame.  That would
eliminate a lot of complexity.

We could even offer that as the mode of use for beginners, if that
would make it easier for a new generation of hackers to become Emacs
users.  I don't know whether it WOULD have that effect, but if it
would, I think it is a good idea.

Do beginners typically run Emacs under a graphical window system?

Dr Richard Stallman
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