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Re: "Why is emacs so square?"

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: "Why is emacs so square?"
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 08:28:54 +0300

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 22:30:20 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Another question about them: are they among the segment of users for
> whom the investment of learning Emacs would pay off?

I don't really know the answer, but I'd like to remind all of us that
there's a lot of "propaganda" out there telling everyone to turn off
GUI features such as the menu bar and the tool bar.  The network is
full of personal init files that "proudly" do that, and forums like
Reddit are full of such advice to every newbie who asks about
configuring their Emacs.  It is hard to be enthusiastic about making
these features more modern when the community seems to be divided on
whether they should at all be present.  IMO, we should first get our
act together and decide whether these features are important, and then
speak up according to those decisions when we see advice to the

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