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I joined today. My Emacs "home page" is attached. I'm afraid you all might treat me like a heretic. I appreciate the theological parody of this community, but I think a philosophy of Emacs is good enough. Unlike my real-world theology, here I am an Emacs materialist who does not believe in Emacs divinity.

As I say on that home page, I wouldn’t recommend using Emacs unless one has an instance running all the time, uses emacsclient to edit from shells on the same machine, and uses TRAMP to edit remote files. Emacs is a UI to the OS. For quickly editing files I myself use vi or, occasionally, gedit. I refuse to use Emacs without my customizations.

I am hoping to find other heretics here with whom I can develop a shared Emacs philosophy.

I got a start a long time ago when I wrote "DISCUSSION: ergonomic editing interfaces." My "meaty" post, in which I have planted some seeds of my philosophy is https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.editors/EPKRoYbGjjY/1UWmBtJPq68J
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Heretic!

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The Gospel of Prophet Antony: About rules, sins, virtues, gods and more
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You might master Emacs in only ten years! (If you are a genius ;-)
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Why do you think it crazy?
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Are you Emacs?
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Finally Emacs is complete, she got now a "Hello Kitty" theme!
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XD
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i've enjoyed this show up until now, skip to the end on says they prefer emacs
Guidelines. Search before asking a question in the forum. The answer might be waiting for you. Feel free to blog about anything. For instructions on how to use the content creation tools, see the video on the left. If you are an author/ contributor to Tek Syndicate, hi. Log into the Staff Area ...
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After 44'00''

One is claiming that Eric Raymond is THE maintainer of Emacs, as if there were only one ...
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Evil is everywhere!
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Dieter Wilhelm, H.
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There are only two editors!

Hmm, on the other hand, Emacs is more than an editor...
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I'm horrified: Evil is everywhere!
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I wanted to show such a keyboard, but this seems to be not possible in comments :-(

So just the link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinesis_(keyboard)#mediaviewer/File:Xmonad-screen-triplehead-dons.png
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A place to discuss the _spiritual_ side of text editing.
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"I have no idea how to CLOSE emacs, so I'll close the window. ;)"

But. It's. Right. There. On the screen.

UPDATE: I've recorded a 30 min video with developers from the project as well as Dustin from Ubuntu about HOW this ...
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Linux на Windows 10 делает ее более привлекательной для разработчиков.
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!!! Sensation !!!

Richard Stalmann reveils that GNU-Emacs was born December 25!

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2016-02/msg01643.html

(At least that is my reading ;-)
[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider ]]] [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies, ]]] [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]] > Since I am so good at maths, I have calculated that sometimes this year, > it's Emacs' ...
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Hi all,

Here´s a great collection of 200+ Emacs tools & resources, enjoy :)

https://emacs.zeef.com/ehartc

You can also contribute to the page by clicking on the ¨+¨ icons. (Feel free to share!)
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Ahhhh and now
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Dieter Wilhelm, H.
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According to Google trends vim is winning the grand editor war!
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Exactly: using Emacs is the reward 
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All and more I didn't need to know: Our Sacred Emacs is really an Orthodox Editor, to be precise, even  an Eastern Orthodox Editor

And Emacs is also a heavyweigth editor, an IDE like VisualStudio.net in disguise. Whereas Vim is (only?) middleweight. (please study http://www.softpanorama.org/Articles/size_based_classification_of_editors.shtml)
This paper tried to introduce a new concept: orthodox editors as a special category of editors. All of them have command line set of commands and respective glue macrolanguage. We have found two such families: Eastern Orthodox family represented by such editors as XEDIT, Kedit, THE.
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+Rafał Babinicz, oh, there are a lot now. But go back ten or fifteen years, a flicker in Emacs history, and most of those are gone. Historically we had outline and raw selective-display and that was it.
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Somehow I missed that our Church also had a cult of the Virgin of Emacs.  It seems it was sacrificed long ago (end of 2009?) on the altar of political correctness though...
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+Nick Alcock I don't understand you, you are lisping too much! ;-)
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Shit! `M-x donuts' is not yet working in Emacs 24.4.

I'm ready now for `M-x doctor'...
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Dieter Wilhelm, H.
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Actually the loading times nowadays aren't that bad and I'm not talking about emacsclient!
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You can load your Emacs in ~1-3 seconds with lazy loading aka loading features — like mail (mu4e), rss (elfeed), "123-language" modes, irc, etc — on demand.
https://github.com/jwiegley/use-package is a useful package for such thing.
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