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Re: Emacs terminology (not again!?)

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Emacs terminology (not again!?)
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:59:33 -0800
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On 01/17/2014 05:47 PM, Lennart Borgman wrote:
On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 1:11 AM, Glenn Morris <address@hidden
<mailto: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?

What does C-s do in Emacs? What do most novice users expect C-s to do? In order to use Emacs as a base for gedit, Emacs would have had to have been warped beyond all recognition. Emacs is a great environment, but let's not pretend that it's what users migrating from proprietary desktop operating systems should face when trying to edit a simple cookie recipe for themselves should have to face.

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