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Dieter Wilhelm, H.
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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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Better a bit late than not at all, so ....
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There are good reasons NOT to use Emacs
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Dieter Wilhelm, H.
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A bad joke...
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yes Uli, you are an outright heretic. ;-)
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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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May be! But if it's true... that's how the world is... less no. of wise people:)
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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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Evil finds its way.
 
Something we always keep in mind while developing mobile apps and websites for our clients..
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Finally I know that I'm a pirate!
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Actually, Emacs is perfect over a 300 baud line. I have used that. The Emacs redisplay algorithm is provable optimal about sending the minimal number of characters over the line, as long as the termcap entry is correct. It was fun to watch redisplay in action over a 300 baud line, as you could see it draw the text, doing weird stuff in order to reuse the text already on the screen.

This came at a price of CPU though, Emacs required a full MIPS in order to work well. And a whopping megabyte of memory as well.
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