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Re: Emacs terminology (not again!?) [was: Apologia for bzr]

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs terminology (not again!?) [was: Apologia for bzr]
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:38:06 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Per Starbäck <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard wrote:
>> Emacs is never going to be as easy to learn as simple
>> editors, because ease of learning is not its priority.
>> The priority is effective editing for people willing to learn.
>> We won't sacrifice that goal for ease of learning.
> I find this remark about "simple editors" interesting, not just in
> terms of Emacs, but of the whole GNU system. I have always thought of
> GNU Emacs as *the* editor in GNU, that is the default editor. Do you
> think a GNU system ideally instead should have some other ("simple")
> editor as the default editor? And that using Emacs should be an active
> choice for those who are ready to learn something more powerful? This
> is news to me in that case.

That's like music instruments that are missing notes to make them
"simpler to learn".  It will always come to bite you eventually.

David Kastrup

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