[rescue] emacs vs. Word!, was Re: SUN PCMCIA SBus Card

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon May 28 11:23:36 CDT 2018

On 05/28/2018 12:11 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
>>    Liam.  Seriously.  Just shut up before you embarrass yourself even
>> further.
> What really annoys me is that you don't even try to listen. You don't
> actually read what I'm saying.

  I do, though.  But I have the same complaint about you.  What I hear
is you sticking your fingers in your ears and screaming "emacs sucks and
is dead and should be changed or erased because it's different from what
I believe is the one standard for everything".

> You think you know, so you reply to that,
> and then patronisingly tell me that I'm stupid and don't understand what
> the big boys are doing.

  Yes.  That's just anger talking.

  But there's more than a sliver of truth in it.  You yourself say that
you're not much of a programmer.  But I am, and you inexplicably presume
to criticize the tools that I use.

> You've not even attempted to engage with my argument. You've shown no
> understanding of what it is.

  Oh but I do.  You've made it very clear.  You assert that anything
that doesn't conform to your idea of proper behavior is bad and should
either be changed to be what you think it should be, or it should
disappear.  You've made your meaning quite plain.  "Conform or GTFO"
were your exact words.

> There is someone being embarrassing here, and it isn't me.

  Heh.  No.  Other listmembers will make up their own minds.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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