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Re: GNU Emacs raison d'etre

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: GNU Emacs raison d'etre
Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 01:08:36 -0400

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  > So I suggest that GNU Emacs's raison d'ĂȘtre is to be the text
  > editor that best rewards sustained user investment.

I would say that this is one of the virtues of Emacs -- but I would
not call this the raison d'ĂȘtre.

I think that the investment needed is a downside.  The upside is the
return you get for that investment.  If we could make Emacs give you
the return without the investment, that would be even better -- but we
don't know how to do that ;-(.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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