Subject: Re: Rob Pike article
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/06/15
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Friedrich Dominicus <>
| Why should using Emacs be a bad decision?

  The argument is not against Emacs, but Emacs Lisp.  Huge difference.

| I can't see that anything has occured that suggest that programming
| can be done better with anything else but written text.

  Well, I think GUIs to GUI builders that let me worry less about the
  stupid and repetitive code that is so often required to make these
  things fly at all is a huge win.

| And because I do not see any other workable approach one may ask if
| programming by writing down text isn't the optimal thing.

  It depends on your typing speed and accuracy.  Some people are
  incredibly inept typers.  In fact, so incredibly inept that using a
  freaking electronic _rodent_ and looking at the same stupid menus
  over and over and over is faster than typing to these people.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.