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Re: Adding a "misconceptions about Emacs" FAQ on the website

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Adding a "misconceptions about Emacs" FAQ on the website
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:34:22 +0300

> From: Clément Pit--Claudel <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 02:54:55 +0200
> Cc: Nicolas Petton <address@hidden>
> I tend to hear the same arguments against Emacs all the time. Maybe we could 
> have an FAQ about them on the beautiful new website? (And is this discussion 
> welcome on emacs-devel?)
> The top three I get are, from least to most frequent:
> * I'd love to use Emacs, but (I hear) it's very slow to start
>   (Answers include 'Not if you load packages properly, i.e. if you install 
> them using package.el', 'Starting the GUI version is slower than the command 
> line version', and 'Using an Emacs daemon makes Emacs resume instantly')
> * The keybindings are scary
>   (Answers include CUA-mode and viper/evil)
> * I could learn Emacs, but vi(m) is more useful because it's available 
> everywhere
>   (Answer is Tramp, which I've found people to be very impressed by)
> Ideally, if people like the idea of an FAQ, we could discuss top items to 
> include; I'm not too interested in starting a thread about Emacs vs. the 
> world.

We already have a FAQ, so if we want to provide this information, I
think it should be added to the existing FAQ.


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