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Re: Changes for emacs 28

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Changes for emacs 28
Date: Sun, 06 Sep 2020 17:51:58 -0400

There is a fine line to walk between people who use emacs, and people
who might come to use emacs.  To change the defaults of Emacs to
something that would be entirely alien to the majority of Emacs users
would do more harm than good.  

Many settings can be set using Cutomize which is available via the
menu bar, maybe another page or some type of reorganisation with
commonly wanted settings could be done.  Emacs already has packages
that you can install using the Manage Emacs Packages option in the menu
bar as well.  Context dependant mouse menus based on the mode are
already provided in Emacs since a long time, Control and right click.

The missing features you are raising seem to be already provided by
emacs.  Even if learning Lisp should be considered something to
encourage all users, a new users can happily use Emacs without seeing
any lisp code, or never invoking M-x since Emacs works very well out
of the box.  This is not to say that each of the above couldn't use
improvements, but one can do so without breaking things for existing

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