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Re: Emacs terminology (not again!?)


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Emacs terminology (not again!?)
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 02:47:40 +0100

On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 1:11 AM, Glenn Morris <address@hidden> wrote:
Per Starb├Ąck wrote:

> 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?

If GNU has a default editor, I guess it is the default GNOME one, gedit.
It advertises itself as "aiming at simplicity and ease of use".


Why was gedit developed? It looks advanced to me. (I have never used it.) Why was not Emacs used as a basis for gedit?

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