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Re: Apologia for bzr

From: Florian Weimer
Subject: Re: Apologia for bzr
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2014 22:58:06 +0100

* Eric S. Raymond:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden>:
>> 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.
> I'm somewhat doubtful this would be well-directed effort.  In my
> experience, he complexity that beginners react badly to is not
> multi-window/multi-buffer, it's 1,001 spiky keystroke sequences.

Probably.  But exposing windows as tabs by default could be both
familiar and a bit helpful.  Relocating the modeline and minibuffer to
the top of the frame might increase familiarity as well.

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