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Re: Making Emacs more newbie friendly

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Making Emacs more newbie friendly
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 21:49:37 +0000
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote on Sun, 20 Mar 2005 18:44:12 +0100:
> Brian Elmegaard <address@hidden> writes:

>> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

>> A look and feel like winedt or eclipse but with the possibility for
>> the conventional emacs look and access to all the emacs modes and
>> features would be close to a perfect world for me.

...Whatever those programs look like and feel like.  Given that this is
an Emacs group, it's reasonable to expect people to know Emacs, at least
a bit.  But please, _describe_ these exotic unknown programs rather than
just referring to them.  A lot of people here, possibly most, _don't_
know winedt and eclipse.

> The constant general babbling about look-and-feel is completely
> fruitless.  Only specific proposals can be implemented.

>> I have no idea what it would take of programming efforts, but as
>> long the horisontal scroll is not available, I am speaking about a
>> project of eons.

> hscroll-mode is an interactive autoloaded Lisp function in `hscroll'.
> (hscroll-mode &optional ARG)

> This function is obsolete.
> Emacs now does hscrolling automatically, if `truncate-lines' is non-nil.
> Also see `automatic-hscrolling'.

I think the man wants a horizontal scroll bar.  I also have a sneaking
suspicion you're aware of this, David.  ;-)  I think a horizontal scroll
bar in Emacs would be popular, though I wouldn't enable it for myself.

> -- 
> David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)
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