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Re: EmacsW32 invocation options

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: EmacsW32 invocation options
Date: Sat, 05 May 2007 02:58:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.98 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Brian Elmegaard <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 07:24:02 +0100
>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> > It makes it harder because they use Emacs that behaves not as
>> > documented in subtle ways.
>> >From a short google on groups it seems that the emacs developers find
>> emacsW32 ("EmacsW32 is not Emacs for MS Windows. Instead it is an
>> add-on to Emacs for MS Windows.") worse than aquamacs ("Aquamacs
>> features extensive customization: it will feel and behave mostly like
>> an Aqua program"). 
>> Why is that?
> Maybe because most Emacs developers don't know anything about
> Aquamacs.  That includes myself.

Well, I had the doubtful pleasure of getting to try showing someone on
a conference how to work with it.  What a piece of crock.  C-x 3 and
your window splits vertically, showing the same buffer in both
windows.  So far, so good.  C-x b and a separate frame opens.  C-x 4 b
and another frame opens.  It is impossible to actually switch buffers
in one of the vertically aligned windows: instead new frames open
every time.

After a while, I give up on it and tell the person to get and install
Carbonemacs which is supposed to be less "Maclike", a euphemism for
"braindead" that more likely than not is unjust to Apple.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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