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Re: Why had emacs 23 become so ugly?

On Sun, 01 May 2011 02:21:25 +0000, Hendrik Boom wrote:

> I'm still running squeeze.  For some reason, when I run emacs now, it
> dieplays all my C and C++ files with a variable-width font, in which the
> indentations I've been using have become microscopic.  What's more,
> carefully counted-out ASCII tables and diagrams have become unreadable.
> Why is this?  Why has this nonsense been inflicted on programmers?  What
> can I do about it?  Why should it even be necessary to do anything,
> considering that emacs is presumably maintained by programmers?
> -- hendrik

Actually, the ugliness is just there when I start it from the command 
line.  Starting from the Debian menu programs->applications->editors-
>emacs23 (x11) it works fine.  As does programs->applications->editors-
>emacs23 (text), which starts up in an xterm.

So why should running it from the command line in an xterm be different?

-- hendrik

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