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RE: Making Emacs more friendly to newcomers

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Making Emacs more friendly to newcomers
Date: Sat, 2 May 2020 12:04:29 -0700 (PDT)

> Question is also do you want those people who are
> unvilling to scratch the surface and deep-dive
> into Emacs and spend time to learn it and configure
> it, to use Emacs?

In general, I don't care.  "Those people" are really
all kinds of people, with different reluctance to
scratch the surface.

You can do a lot with Emacs without scratching any
surface.  Do I want someone who doesn't scratch the
surface at all to use Emacs?  Sure, if they like.
But if they don't like, that's OK too.

Emacs may not be for everyone, but I've seen all
kinds of people, including non-scratchers of all
sorts, come to use it productively, and even come
to love it.  Are there others who will never take
advantage of it or appreciate it?  Sure.

FWIW, I really do NOT think that anyone who's
been involved with Emacs development has little
care for newbies or for making Emacs flexible and
easy to use.

The opposite is the case - everyone I've ever see
take an interest in Emacs cares very much about
usability, discoverability, etc.

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