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Re: why must emacs depend on sound packages?

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Chris Jones wrote:
> On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 07:30:25AM EDT, Harry Rickards wrote:
>> 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
> Maybe one problem with that is that where there is some degree of
> consistency across the board as long as you stick with line-mode tools
> from the shell prompt, screen-mode programs are a different story.
> I find switching between vim.. mutt.. slrn.. Elinks.. mc ... rather
> frustrating because they are all so different in terms of "look and
> feel".
> Since emacs & extensions appear to do everything I have currently set up
> on my desktop including mail & web browsing and should therefore provide
> one  consistent interface  that covers  my needs  out of  the box,  I am
> beginning to  think that if  I can find some  config file or  other that
> provides ergonomically sound keyboard mappings, I should give it another
> shot.

Fair point. I suppose if you care about the different "look and feel"s
of your day to day tools, that might be an issue. However, I'm used to
using different styles for each different application I use from my M$
days. For example, Internet Explorer 8 and Outlook 2007 don't really
have any design similarities, despite being the latest versions.

For your reason alone, I am now giving Emacs a try again.

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