The Modernization of Emacs: terminology buffer and keybinding

Bjorn Borud borud-news at borud.no
Wed Jun 27 12:31:28 CEST 2007


["Kjetil S. Matheussen" <k.s.matheussen at notam02.no>]
| 
| Did you expect something specific before starting to read that book?
| Thats a failure. SICP is a book you should read just for pure
| pleasure.

I was told by a lot of people I consider to be intelligent that this
book would change how I think about writing software.  it didn't.  I
didn't really know what to expect, but after reading it I did feel
that its importance was greatly exaggerated.

| >  these people seemed to be
| > completely disconnected from reality.
| 
| Please don't write things like that without backing it up with some
| reason.

well, for one, Scheme lacked proper libraries for doing everyday
things, so when I tried to use it I found myself writing a lot of
library code that I shouldn't have had to deal with.  but it is quite
long ago, so things might have changed since then.

-Bjørn



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