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Re: why must emacs depend on sound packages?



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Sorry, sent it to Chris Jones, not the list by mistake.

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Subject: Re: why must emacs depend on sound packages?
Date: Sat, 02 May 2009 12:27:06 +0100
From: Harry Rickards <hrickards@l33tmyst.com>
To: Chris Jones <cjns1989@gmail.com>
References: <87hc04vds8.fsf@jidanni.org> <49FB4E23.8040501@l33tmyst.com>
<20090501234026.GC2905@turki.gavron.org>
<87zldwnzi6.fsf@thumper.dhh.gt.org> <20090502112017.GA2893@turki.gavron.org>

Chris Jones wrote:
> On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 08:02:09PM EDT, John Hasler wrote:
>> jidanni wrote:
>>> Why must emacs depend on sound packages?
>> I had never noticed that.  Pretty objectionable, I think.  I have no use
>> for sound in Emacs.  It should be at most a "Suggests".
>>
>> Chris Jones writes:
>>> I don't want to turn this into a flamewar, but couldn't you use another
>>> editor, like vi, vim, nano, pico or ed?
>> I use both Emacs and Vi.
>>
>>> ... and there you have it.. I think that the correct answer is that emacs
>>> is not an editor..
>> Its primary function is editing.  Therefor it is an editor.
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> Sorry, forgot the smiley.
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> CJ
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>
Plus, even though emacs does other stuff apart from editing, what can
emacs do that a separate tool can't do? Surely if emacs is more than an
editor, it doesn't follow Doug McIlroy's UNIX philosophy:

Write programs that *do one thing and do it well*. Write programs to
work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface




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Many thanks
Harry Rickards (a.k.a l33tmyst)

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