Editor Ergonomics [was: Important features for editors]

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Sat Jul 6 17:39:19 CEST 2013


On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 9:04 AM, rusi <rustompmody at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Saturday, July 6, 2013 7:40:39 PM UTC+5:30, Skip Montanaro wrote:
>> > The fact that rms has crippling RSI should indicate that
>> > emacs' ergonomics is not right.
>>
>> Kind of a small sample size, don't you think? Hopefully we can kill
>> this meme that Emacs is somehow worse for your wrists than other text
>> editors before it goes any further than your one unsupported
>> assertion.
>
> Not beyond small sample but beyond singleton:
> http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/emacs_hand_pain_celebrity.html

Funny that although that list claims a focus on emacs, the fourth
person on the list is a vi user.  The upshot here is that people who
use keyboards a lot often suffer from RSI.  You can't just link it to
a particular editor on the basis of a few anecdotes.



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