Harry Rickards wrote:
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> Barclay, Daniel 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?
>> It can integrate those separate tools.
>> > 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*. ...
>> a. Why exactly would it need to?
>> b. Actually, Emacs does (do one thing well):
>> It handles editing-style text manipulation,
> Fair points, I can't argue with any of them. I think it's really just a
> matter of opinion as to what text editor you use, ,,
Note that I wasn't arguing which editor anyone should use (just how Emacs
does somewhat fit that Unix philosophy).
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