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Re: How old are Emacs users?


From: Hadron
Subject: Re: How old are Emacs users?
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 18:54:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.99 (gnu/linux)

Giacomo Graziosi <address@hidden> writes:

> On Apr 24, 7:07 am, 30ish emacs user <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I'm wondering which age group most Emacs users fall into? How old are
>> you? I'm 32.
>>
> I'm 21, Emacs user since yesterday :-).
>
>> I suppose most of the youngest generation were exposed to some kind of
>> graphical editor like Visual Studio or Eclipse and they find Emacs
>> alien (those who don't understand...) after using the former.
>>
> I tried _everything_ before Emacs, on junior high I played with Visual
> Basic, on the first two years in high school I switched first to
> Visual Studio, later on Delphi and C++ Builder. On the third year in
> high school I discovered Linux and dropped all of the Windows stuff
> and started to write code on simple editors like Gedit, Kate, ecc...
> At the end of high school and on the university I looked for some
> better environment and tried VIM, KDevelop, Anjuta, Netbeans and
> Eclipse. I always found something that really bored me.
> Now I just dropped Eclipse and started using Emacs: it looks good,
> still I miss some features like "intellisense" and I need to configure

Google up cedet. I cant really quite "get it" but I assume it must work
since its there.

> some things like session restoring.
>

In my .emacs

 (desktop-save-mode)
 (desktop-read)

Google them up for the options available or put your cursor on them and
hit C-h f and then enter.

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