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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Call for opinion. Breaking out cmd-* from libar

From: Zenaan Harkness
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Call for opinion. Breaking out cmd-* from libarch
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:56:03 +1000

On Wed, 2004-09-15 at 10:50, Tom Lord wrote:
>     > From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
>     > On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 04:58:01PM -0700, Tom Lord wrote:
>     > > Of course, Emacs is (by very, very far) best.  And that's sad (sorry
>     > > Miles, RMS, et al.).
>     > Despite the time I devote to emacs, I agree with you.  Emacs has grand 
> and
>     > noble goals, but the execution is definitely a mere shadow of what it 
> could
>     > be.  However, it's the `least worst' editor out there so far, and I've 
> seen
>     > so many other attempts fall by the wayside that I'm not holding my 
> breath...
> Moreover.... viewed from a global perspective, it's completely
> winning, by a lot, compared to everything else.
> Sometimes I wonder if RMS + the mule team aren't the most important
> thing to happen over the past 10 years in computing.....
> Clear utility is worth more than esoteric beauty, in the short term,

"Utility vs beauty" is almost Ironic, Emacs being a GNU project

However freedom always comes above utility for the FSF and RMS.


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