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Re: Apologia for bzr

From: Gabriel Beauchamp
Subject: Re: Apologia for bzr
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:35:45 -0500

As still quite beginner myself, I used Emacs in a term for a while, but
now mainly with a graphical environment. And I have only one frame
up. And I don't see the point (at least for me) to have more than one
frame. If I may, I think that most people beggining with Emacs don't see
the point of frames either. If they even know of the existences of

2014/1/5, Richard Stallman <address@hidden>:
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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
>     separately.
> 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
> President, Free Software Foundation
> 51 Franklin St
> Boston MA 02110
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>   Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.

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