[rescue] SUN PCMCIA SBus Card
jp at celestrion.net
Sun May 27 15:38:18 CDT 2018
On Sat, 26 May 2018, Dave McGuire wrote:
> It helps to realize that it's not strictly a "text editor", but a
> programmable environment for manipulating text.
Which makes it either Perl with a larger working set or a text editor
suffering from the inner-platform effect.
Emacs is a dramatic failure on the user-experience front unless the user's
workflow involves spinning it up and spending all day in there with a
multitude of tools that mutually benefit from all that Emacs substrate.
As a transitory tool, though, it's just awful.
That said, if one can achieve that sort of working environment, it's a
pretty good one. It's far more capable and agile than any commercial IDE
I've seen. Compare that to the V93000 engineering platform at $dayjob
which means I get to live in Eclipse all day--an extra-cruddy and ancient
Eclipse with a metric ton of Agilent^WVerigy^WAdvantest trogoldyte-ware
welded onto the side of it.
So, I mean, things can always be worse. Hoo-ray for ridiculously complex,
infinitely programmable environments for doing fundamentally simple
things. Neither Vim not Emacs is awful in a world of crapware based on
Electron, NetBeans, and Eclipse.
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