[Tutor] GNU Emacs and Python

Alexander Etter rhettnaxel at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 21:19:30 CET 2011

On Nov 1, 2011, at 16:06, Wayne Werner <waynejwerner at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 6:31 AM, Alexander Etter <rhettnaxel at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is a learning curve.
> Yes, and for a graphical comparison of learning curves: http://jeetworks.org/files/images/emacs_learning_curves.png
> ;)
> One may find a learning curve with everything in existence, whereas I repudiate one discouraging another for the aforementioned.
> Those who desire the power of emacs seek it.
> Tim, do you use GNU Emacs?
> >From what literature I've encountered including a wikipedia page I believe there is a satiric starwars-like cold-war feud between users of vi and emacs.
> I'm neutral and won't judge an entity or patronize one for their use of free will.
> I think these days a lot more people have become more pragmatic (or maybe I just hang around more levelheaded people now ;) but there are few better ways to start a flame war on IRC or USENET than ask the question which is better - vi or emacs.
> I "grew up" using vim, and I personally prefer modal editing - something about my brain prefers the clear distinction between writing my code and editing my code. For a while I tried emacs (mainly because I started learning Lisp, and I was working at a .NET shop and they had some horribly basic emacs shortcuts), and got lots of wrist cramps using chords for everything, even after I changed the caps key to control like it should be. 
> My only recommendation is that you should learn emacs, vim, (or both, if you're crazy like I was ;) because you will be a *much* more productive programmer, simply because you can do things with both emacs and vim that you cannot do in more basic editors.
> Anyhow, just my two-bits.
> -Wayne

I like than .png image! It does appear vi biased though!
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