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Re: Failing to see the allure of Emacs

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Failing to see the allure of Emacs
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 15:43:00 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.3 (darwin)

Daniel <> writes:

> Thanks for all the help!  Any other nuggets I'd really appreciate.
> The entire impetus for looking into emacs is b/c the programmers that
> I really am in awe of seem to really use it.  These days everywhere
> you turn there's a new GUI or language to learn, and I want to make
> sure that emacs will ultimately lessen the number of things that I
> need to learn in the future.

When I work, my workspace is basically:

- ratpoison, 
- an xterm with screen for remote computers,
- three of four emacs instances with several frame each.
- one Firefox frame,
- one acrobat reader or xpdf for pdf docs.

emacs is not multi-threaded, so to avoid pauses on long I/O, I use an
instance for ERC, and another for GNUS, in addition to the instance for

__Pascal Bourguignon__

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