[rescue] info trumps man

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 13:02:16 CST 2006

On 1/19/06, der Mouse <mouse at rodents.montreal.qc.ca> wrote:
> > One of my favorite quotes from earlier days of usenet that grew out
> > of a mockery of the vi vs emacs flame-wars:
> > "You mean emacs can edit text?  Wow, it really can do everything."
> One of my co-admins on a mud I co-run has as one of his connect
> messages:
> "Emacs is a nice OS - but it lacks a good text editor.  That's why I'm using
vim."  --Anonymous

I don't understand the "kitchen sink" aspect of emacs.  I use it bare-
bones and that's all--it makes sense to me in ways that vi cannot
due to having my text editting mental model munged by WordStar.

I guess some might call that comment "damning with faint praise".


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