Re: emacs or xemacs ?
On Tue, Sep 14, 1999 at 07:32:22PM -0400, Kristopher Johnson wrote:
> I honestly don't mean to start a holy war here, but I'd like to
> know: Is there anyone who prefers Emacs to XEmacs, and why?
I use emacs when I'm in a text terminal (like right now) because I
haven't figured out how to use Xemacs' menus from the text terminal
and some of the functions of Xemacs (e.g., syntax highlighting) seem
inaccessible without mouse access to the proper menus. In addition,
the cut and paste works differently in Xemacs (in a text terminal)
than in any other text-based program, and it always messes with me. I
am sure that these things are configureable, but I haven't found them
and I don't feel like learning Lisp and reading the source.
This preference means that I use emacs -nw to write email from mutt,
even in X.
Sometimes I load X just to use Xemacs. And I'm hoping now that
someone will answer me with "do this to fix those problems, HAND." So
apparently I prefer Xemacs.
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