[osflash] [OT] one editor for everything (emacs)
Marcelo de Moraes Serpa
celoserpa at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 07:49:15 EST 2007
I've been doing some more research about emacs...
One thing that I liked about emacs is that it is far more general purpose
envoriment than Eclipse. People have developed every kind of neat things for
emacs, even productivity related enviroments such as PlannerMode (which
implements the GTD method). So, you can have your IDE(s) as well as your
very own agile PIM at your figertips.. I really liked this idea!
On 1/5/07, Mark Winterhalder <mark13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/5/07, Yidong Fang <fangyidong at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I keep deleting mails these days because of the 'emacs war' :-)
> > Many people said 'real hacker uses emacs'.
> > I'd like to be a real hacker,so I tried emacs many times. But I end up
> > eclipse after I forget the emacs commands for times. So I'm not a real
> > hacker yet.
> I think that's an important point for the GUI vs text-based
> discussion. GUIs have a lower threshold users have to take to get to
> work. Learning keyboard shortcuts takes time, but users want immediate
> Eclipse has a good number of keyboard shortcuts itself, but I don't
> need to know them, I can always rely on the GUI. That's a two edged
> sword, of course, because as a result I know hardly any of them and
> click my way through far too often.
> I don't think there is so much of a difference in productivity between
> Eclipse and Emacs for somebody who knows most of keyboard commands, so
> I will stick with Eclipse for now (and learn some more short cuts),
> but I'd still like to know how long it took the Emacs users until the
> commands they use daily became natural. Maybe I'll force myself
> through the process with a pet project one day.
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