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Re: Changes for emacs 28

From: Gregory Heytings
Subject: Re: Changes for emacs 28
Date: Sun, 06 Sep 2020 21:30:03 +0000
User-agent: Alpine 2.22 (NEB 394 2020-01-19)


There actually are serious market studies, company studies, application studies, ergonomic studies supporting dark mode.

I'd like to see some of these studies. "Dark mode" goes against what so many people have been doing for centuries (think of books for example) that I'm really curious to see why they were wrong.

They don't become experienced if they don't enter long enough and go for any other alternative because is simpler, prettier, or just works out of the box.

Each software has its audience. Some are targeted at advanced users, others at a more general audience. Word processors work out of the box with all the nice features you describe, yet LaTeX is still there (and was already there before all of them existed). Visual Basic and <name your favorite next-generation programming language here> each have some of the features you describe, yet C is still there (and was there before they existed). And so forth.

Go for Atom, VSCode, Sublime Text and see what the users wants there. There are very active forums and plenty of packages because these editors has 10 times more users than emacs with just 2 or 3 years of existence.

Yet Emacs is one of the oldest computer programs still in use. And not all its users are 60-year old people.

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