Subject: Re: Choice LISP editor
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 31 May 2001 09:32:26 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <9f533a$cjreh$>
Tim Bradshaw  <> wrote:
| Seriously, what don't you like about emacs?

Holding down the control or meta key all the time. Call me ancient,
but I *like* "moded" editors such as Teco or Vi that let me use
un-shifted un-modified keys for most editing operations (including
entering and exiting "insert mode").

| If you prefer some other editor we probably have an emulation
| for you somewhere...

Yes, I know about Vi mode, and the like. The problem is that only
the basic editor respects those bindings, and once you try to use
anything *else* (any of the neato things you can load into Emacs,
a large part of the attraction to me in the first place), you're
suddenly back into control-meta-shift-hyper-bucky-bucky land...  :-{


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