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Re: What improvements would be truly useful?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: What improvements would be truly useful?
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:51:30 -0500

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   I don't use Emacs for writing such
  > documents, nor would having variable width support by itself grant all the
  > other features such users have come to expect from modern Word Processors.

You're correct in observing that to make Emacs work as a word
processor requires adding a number of features.  A single added
feature won't reach that point.  A few features, well chosen, WILL
reach that point, and then we will see people using Emacs as a word

Thus, I picked one of these features, one which we certainly need,
and asked people to implement it in a user-usable way.

When that's done, we can add another word-processing feature,
and another, and soon people will start using Emacs for some
simple cases of word processing.

Some simple cases, such as letters, are not very many features
away.  I am sure we could get there this year.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
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