The Modernization of Emacs

Lew lew at lewscanon.nospam
Thu Jun 21 17:34:33 CEST 2007

Lew wrote:
>> To the claim that "emacs is too hard for the beginner" we have a mounting pile 
>> of steaming evidence that refutes.  It may still be true that it is too hard 
>> for some beginners......

notbob wrote:
> I point them to jed.  I, too, was overwhelmed by emacs, initially, but
> can't stand vi so I had to do something.  jed was my savior.  It uses
> many standard keys like backspace and the arrows, so newbs aren't so
> confused.  

You mean compared to the way emacs also uses the same "standard" keys, like 
backspace and the arrows?  How are the arrow keys in emacs more confusing than 
the arrow keys in jed?

Your comment reads like you've missed most of this thread.


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