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Re: Making Emacs more friendly to newcomers

From: Yuan Fu
Subject: Re: Making Emacs more friendly to newcomers
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 11:32:35 -0400

> On Apr 23, 2020, at 10:56 AM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 00:04:13 -0700
>> From: Ahmed Khanzada <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Po Lu <address@hidden>,
>> Sébastien Gendre <address@hidden>,
>> 조성빈 <address@hidden>,
>> Emacs developers <address@hidden>
>> Let's say tomorrow Emacs is like VS Code running Emacs Lisp in a Guile
>> VM. Is the idea that if we compete in the same modes as the modernist
>> editors, we can steal enough people from them that we will advance the
>> cause of free software?
> More users generally means more contributors, more future developers,
> and better Emacs.  And yes, it advances the cause of Free Software,
> like any other free package that attracts users.

Exactly. New users today means people fixes bugs and implement cool features 
tomorrow. A very good deal.


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