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Re: EmacsW32 invocation options

From: Hadron
Subject: Re: EmacsW32 invocation options
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 22:20:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.99 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 5/2/07, Lennart Borgman (gmail) <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I am actively promoting making it easy to get started with Emacs.
> You're actively promoting the view that getting started with Emacs on
> Windows is difficult without your changes.

A brief browse of forums and the emacs irc channel suggests that most/a
good % of people do indeed find it daunting to get emacs working under
windows. I am surprised you would disagree. What is simple to you is not
necessarily simple for complete newbies - most of whom I would guess run

Having said that I must agree with you that patching over many of the
"must learns" at too early a stage can also leave a nOOb stranded even
further out to sea at a later date. By far the most important thing to
instill in any  emacs apprentice is to learn how to use the built in

C-h i
C-h m
C-h a
C-h k

>From there the world is their Oyster. Oh and add the arrow keys into the
tutorial :-;

>> Still you are
>> continuing saying that I am "actively promoting a variant of Emacs".
> It's you who says "my distro", isn't?
>> In my opinion that is a bit destructive.
> As I explained once before, your "distro" is potentially destructive
> too. It's not hard to imagine how it could lead to a fork of Emacs on
> Windows (not that it's *going* to happen, but it paves the way for it
> to happen).
>             Juanma


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