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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] is there demand for itla?

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] is there demand for itla?
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:57:13 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) XEmacs/21.5 (celeriac, linux)

>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Lord <address@hidden> writes:

    Tom> The question I'm stuck on is how much "demand" there is for
    Tom> itla.

In the implementation areas you draw a lot of analogies to Emacs.
It's obvious that for existing Emacs users Emacs is still not quite
optimal, but a very plausible platform for an experiment.  But we have
not seen one elaborated yet.  So I don't see a naive TTY interface as
a big area for new demand.[1]

I would give some of the GUIs and other less naive UI ideas that are
flowering right now a few weeks, some will bear fruit, some will go to
seed ;-), and that should give you a better idea of what is and is not
needed, and how much it is needed.

[1]  Ie, I see non-Emacs users as sufficiently similar to Emacs users
to project overall needs, although non-Emacs users would surely object
to all the Emacs baggage that itla could dispense with.

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