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Re: Some developement questions

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Some developement questions
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2018 12:23:29 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> How about getting new users in the first place?  Ergus is right that
> Emacs is not the default editor --- I always have to explicitly install
> it and it always annoys me that it isn't installed by default for any of
> Centos, Debian, Gentoo, Fedora.  Ubuntu and arch probably don't have a
> good default, either.  Instead, you always need to guess which editor
> might be installed unless you installed one, and that is usually at
> least vi, which I don't get along with.

AFAIK even `vi` is not installed by default.
IOW, by default, there is basically no text editor installed.  And while
I also find it annoying I think it makes a lot of sense: the majority of
computer users don't even know what is a text editor, nor would they
know what to do with one.


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