Could Emacs be rewritten in Python?
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Apr 7 02:44:22 CEST 2003
In article <mailman.1049656989.5896.python-list at python.org>,
Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> aahz> Bare emacs is unusable.
>I'm not sure what you're referring to. No Emacs installation I'm aware
>of is "bare". (I presume you're not referring to the predump "temacs"
>executable.) I find "bare" vi pretty darn inscrutable as well. I know
>how to 'dd', 'x', 'i', 'a' and ':wq[!]', and can navigate with the
>arrow keys. Just enough to tweak the occasional config file. Anything
>more substantial requires Emacs in some fashion (even if it's just X11
>copy/paste from an Emacs buffer running on another machine). It all
>boils down to what you're productive with. I began using Emacs more
>than 20 years ago, so at this point any editor in which typing 7-bit
>ASCII doesn't result in those characters winding up in the file I'm
>editing seems weird.
"Bare" == no .emacs
Using emacs with its default keybindings hurts my fingers. If I were to
seriously use emacs, I'd need a hefty .emacs, which would make me unable
to be productive with it in an emergency. As for using emacs in vi
mode, why not just stick with vi?
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This is Python. We don't care much about theory, except where it intersects
with useful practice. --Aahz, c.l.py, 2/4/2002
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