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Re: Bug#729660: ITP: xemacs21 -- highly customizable text editor

On 16/11/2013 13:30, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:

> I have yet to see someone who does. I'm a long-time emacs user
> and so are many of other developers I work together with and everyone
> I know of who uses emacs as their primary editor doesn't use X11
> support, you just don't need it in most cases. emacs is powerful through
> it's keyboard shortcuts and you are much more efficient and
> faster when using them as opposed to navigating through the
> menus with your mouse.

I, for one, use emacs24 in graphical mode. This means I have a menu up
there, I preview html pages and graphics inside emacs, and other things
like that. I never got to remember the procedure for copy-pasting
something from another window (say, a browser) inside emacs -nw.

However, I find Xemacs terrible, and inferior to emacs24 on all
accounts, and I think xemacs really doesn't need to be in Debian.
But who am I to prevent somebody caring about that package?

Now, if somebody maintaining a package that I don't care for comes
forward and cries for help, so be it. I will not care for it any more.

It's a pity there is so much to be duplicated between Xemacs and emacs.

Out of curiosity, what is in Xemacs and not in a recent emacs?

Jean-Christophe Dubacq

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