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Re: text editors




On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 09:00:07AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> tomás writes:
> > It /is/ a steep learning curve at the beginning (I can confirm, having
> > come from vi, then vim -- in which I'm still fluent). But it is worth
> > every turn in that panoramic route.
> 
> I started out with Vi on UNix and eventually switched to Emacs.  I still
> often use Vim.

Same. Right now, I'm using vim, f.e.

> I think that one problem people have with Emacs is that they think they
> need to learn all of it before they can use it.

That would be a fatal mistake, indeed. But there's another hurdle,
which is not to be subestimated. Emacs, as an old program, comes
along with an old culture, with its own lispeltongue (i.e. "point"
instead of "cursor", "window" for "sub-frame", etc.). It takes a
while to understand that it's totally worh it to embrace this mysterious
language/culture.


> Work with the tutorial until you are proficient enough [...]

Agree with your other points. Especially the tutorial is nice.

Cheers
-- t

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