A very, very newbie question :)

Grant Edwards nobody at nowhere.nohow
Thu Sep 7 09:29:24 CEST 2000


In article <uaedldo71.fsf at ctwd0143.fitlinxx.com>, David Bolen wrote:
>ge at nowhere.none (Grant Edwards) writes:
>
>> I used emacs for years without doing any elisp.  I did
>> cut/paste a few things from examples into my .emacsrc (or
>> whatever it was called).  After I got tired of waiting for
>> emacs to start up, I switched to Jed (good emacs emulation,
>> decent Python mode, about 1/1000 the size of emacs).
>
>Well, see, there's your mistake - you exited your Emacs.  You never
>really need to do that :-)

(I used to work with somebody who never did.)

I was developing C programs.  I didn't have enough RAM to run emacs and gcc
at the same time without thrashing.  Compiling programs from within Jed
worked great.  I've got more RAM now, but never bothered to switch back to
emacs.

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                                                   LETTERMAN!! YOW!!



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