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jdavidboyd (3251)

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Born - 1958
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BSEE - 1984
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Monday March 22, 2004
02:17 PM

quandary between emacs and xemacs

[ #18015 ]

I'm getting myself confused. I like Xemacs much better than emacs, but after reading some of the editorials by RMS, I'm beginning to feel that I should use Emacs, even though I don't like it as well...

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  • Can you post any specific references where RMS talks about XEmacs?

    Thanks,
    /prakash

    • Here's a quick one:

      At http://www.xemacs.org/About/XEmacsVsGNUemacs.html

      Go down to The FSF Point Of View.

      I'll send some others along if I have time to re-find them...
      Dave
  • You *are* kiddin us right?
  • While I vastly prefer Emacs to XEmacs, or did ~10 years ago when I chose the one over the other, RMS's unreasonable and holier-than-thou attitude (cf emails on JWZ's site) almost tempts me to switch to XEmacs. That said, however, I think you're better off choosing an editor based on its text-editing ability, not its ideological purity or its author's (open-source-)political views. At the least, you could weigh the value of that purity against the value of the time it would take you to modify Emacs to make