Could Emacs be rewritten in Python?
a.schmolck at gmx.net
Mon Apr 7 04:46:01 CEST 2003
llothar at web.de (Lothar Scholz) writes:
> Then you have to present the same old and ugly user interface with a
> mini buffer as input line and so on. I don't see any reason at the
> moment for cloning EMACS. You should ask people why they like emacs as
> an editor.
> There are only a handful of features that are normally the reason to
> this as your primary editor. For me its the window handling C-X 1, the
> way to prefix commands with a repeat command, the macro recording and
> a the autoindentation with TAB.
> To make clear, i'm using XEMACS 8 hours a day for years now. But it's
> absolutely losing ground compared to modern editors. And i don't think
> extensibility in the emacs sense is really necessary today or a plus,
> people want out of the box solutions that are specialized to their
The plausibility of your suggestion that the majority of emacs's long time
user base is formed by mindless drones depresses me.
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