Re: why must emacs depend on sound packages?
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Barclay, Daniel wrote:
> Harry Rickards wrote:
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>> email@example.com wrote:
>>> Why must emacs depend on sound packages? Is emacs
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_9000 and will talk to us?
>>> Isn't that an independent package, emacspeak?
>>> Shouldn't there be a way to install an emacs without sound packages?
>>> Even the nox version depends on them. Does emacs say things more than
>>> "beep" often?
>> I don't want to turn this into a flamewar, but couldn't you use another
>> editor, like vi, vim, nano, pico or ed?
> Why would you even suggest that? Should we throw the baby (piece of
> software) out each time we find a particular bit of bathwater (problem)?
> (Plain text sometimes corrupted to HTML "courtesy" of Microsoft
> Exchange.) [F]
Why not, there's plenty of other editors!
You're right though, emacs is a great editor. It's because of this list
that I've recently started using it again, although I always find myself
automatically typing vim when I want to edit a file.
Have you tried configuring Outlook to send in plain text by default,
using the instructions at http://www.expita.com/nomime.html#out2002?
Harry Rickards (a.k.a l33tmyst)
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