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

On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 11:37:00AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Emacs vs. XEmacs is a little like the perpetual vim vs. nvi argument.
> They work differently.  Which is "better" can be a matter of opinion,
> speaking as an nvi user who can't stand vim despite the fact that vim
> clearly does more and nvi is in deep-freeze maintenance mode.  If you're
> used to one of them, switching to the other one is painful.

> If someone proposed to remove nvi from the archive because vim is better,
> I would be quite annoyed.  If it ever did get removed from the archive, I
> would probably adopt it and reintroduce it, because nvi is the editor that
> I'm used to for small files and for root editing tasks, I want to keep
> using it, and none of the things that are wrong with it are fatal for that
> usage.

The above pretty much exactly encapsulates what made me do this, the
release critical bugs in XEmacs seem easier to deal with than the effort
of changing and the other bugs aren't an issue for me (and seem to be
coming in at a very low rate).  It's possible that at some point Wayland
will mean that I'll need to bite the bullet and find another editor, but
not today.

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