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Re: gzip.exe as symlink...
- From: Jon Cast <jcast at ou dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 20:10:01 -0500
- Subject: Re: gzip.exe as symlink...
Nicholas Wourms <email@example.com> wrote:
> Sigh, as usual the emacs camp always misses the point.
``As usual ... always''. Not simple or elegant. Not relevant, but
neither are your comments.
> You use a shell for file operations
So `vi foo.gz' works why?
> and you use an editor for editing.
Right. Not a viitor. Not an emacsitor. Those aren't even words!
> Why is there any need to muddle the two? Vi is simple and elegant,
And is an actual editor.
> whereas emacs is well...
Not an editor. It's a desktop environment under the delusion it's an
editor. It's still a better editor (no ugly i/a/e/etc. just to type
in text) and desktop environment (M-x customize is the best thing I've
seen) than anything else out there.
> rather bloated
For a desktop environment?
> and not very elegant.
How can something be more elegant than Lisp?
> Would you use a chainsaw to cut a diamond? I think not...
No. But I wouldn't precariously balance said diamond between my
fore-finger and tongue, either. I'd use a real tool to hold it.
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