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Re: In support of Jonas Bernoulli's Magit

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: In support of Jonas Bernoulli's Magit
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:11:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, 05 Jul 2017 21:50:23 -0400 Glenn Morris <address@hidden> wrote: 
> GM> Richard Stallman wrote:
>>> We have a problem in Emacs: it doesn't contain a good interface to
>>> git. 
> GM> I get on just fine with Emacs VC and git. It enables me to do just what
> GM> I did with other VCS in Emacs, and I appreciate the uniformity of
> GM> interface. Obviously, many people prefer a more featureful interface to
> GM> git's many bells and whistles, and that's fine. But IMO your statement
> GM> is an exaggeration.
> Agreed. Magit in particular adds a steep learning curve to Git's. It's
> good software and fun to use, but it's definitely not a good *general*
> interface (which I'm assuming RMS meant).

My impression is that Magit greatly facilitates the acquisition of Git's
core concepts and saves the user from learning Git's command line

It is one of those rare instances of a package that is very effective
for novices and experts alike.

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