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

From: Tom
Subject: Re: Emacs terminology (not again!?) [was: Apologia for bzr]
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:22:45 +0000 (UTC)
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Sivaram Neelakantan <nsivaram.net <at> gmail.com> writes:
> No offence to the CUA/EVIL developers but don't these 2 modes get in
> the way of Emacs mastery as David says.  I can understand someone
> asking for the vi . (dot command) functionality equivalent in Emacs
> but why humour them with modes that are at cross purposes to Emacs
> proficiency?  

Emacs mastery is not about using the default keys, it's about 
understanding how you can transform Emacs, so it adapts to you,
not the other way around.

I often read from beginners in forums that they think the
keybindings give emacs its power, though the real power is
the lisp environment which allows you to create your own
personal working environment including completely revamping
them and using vi bindings if you want.

So Emacs proficiency has nothing to do with the keys. They
are only the legacy defaults which can be changed as any other
custom aspects of emacs.

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