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

From: Clément Pit--Claudel
Subject: Re: Adding a "misconceptions about Emacs" FAQ on the website
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:10:35 -0400
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On 2016-07-11 10:34, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> 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.

Hi Nicolas,

Thanks; don't you think putting this information in the existing FAQ would 
drown it, though? There are over 100 questions in there.


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