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Re: Emacs as WM

From: Ashton Kemerling
Subject: Re: Emacs as WM
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:04:08 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.92 (gnu/linux)

I think at this point Emacs is about as far from a WYSIWYG editor as you
can get, and that is what attracts a fair amount of its users. Despite
constant competitive pressure from prettier and more specialized editors
like RubyMine, Eclipse, and similar; Emacs continues to survive due to
the depth of its customizability and community.

I guess its customizability means that there is nothing stopping anyone
from making a WYSIWYG plugin, but I would be shocked if it got a lot of
usage for two reasons:

1) A lot of the people choosing Emacs use it because it isn't WYSIWYG.
2) Most people who are a fan of WYSIWYG want a shallow learning curve
with a shallow product. They aren't interested in dedicating lots of
time to master a product that they might not use enough to justify it.

But hey, I could be wrong.

Ashton Kemerling

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