Gmail eats Python

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Sun Jul 26 17:42:59 CEST 2015

On 2015-07-26, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 4:15 PM, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at> wrote:
>> Well Almost.
>> Emacs used to stand for "Eight Megabytes And Constantly Swapping"
>> At a time when 8 MB was large. Is it today?
>> So let me ask you:
>> If you have one app to do them all, I'd like (and pay!) for it
>> If not I bet they are mutually inconsistent.
> For the most part, I use a single text editor. But all their
> ancillary tools are separate. Emacs tries to be absolutely
> everything, not just editing text files; that's why it's big. Size
> isn't just a matter of disk or RAM footprint, it's also (and much
> more importantly) UI complexity.
> It's a trade-off, of course. If you constantly have to switch programs
> to do your work, that's a different form of UI complexity.

There's always Eclipse, where you spend 30% of your time trying to get
plugins to work, 30% upgrading it, 30% trying to figure out why a
project somebody else created won't work for you, and 10% shopping for
more RAM.


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