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Emacs beginner HOWTO acknowledges the truth [Jun. 30th, 2006|09:32 am]
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Just as I started another attempt to scale the Emacs learning curve, the Emacs Beginner HOWTO acknowledged [1] what Emacs fans refuse to accept.

[1] This is a web-marker link.  Install Web-Marker for Firefox to see what I want to point out exactly.
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[User Picture]From: sajith
2006-06-30 04:08 am (UTC)

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:)

Who are those Emacs fans that refuse to accept that vi is more popular than Emacs? I am sincerely curious!
[User Picture]From: knutties
2006-06-30 04:11 am (UTC)

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I 'assumed' every true Emacs user thought so. Are'nt you one ?
[User Picture]From: sunson
2006-06-30 05:07 am (UTC)

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I consider myself a true emacs user but its stupidity if one refuses to acknowledge that vi is the most commonly used.

What I say is: The ratio of inefficient people to efficient people is greater than 1 :P

btw, your LiveURL link didn't highlight anything on my firefox (was it even a LiveURL link?). I'm using LiveURL 0.1, am I missing something?
From: nearfar
2006-06-30 05:10 am (UTC)

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What I say is: The ratio of inefficient people to efficient people is greater than 1 :P

Right
[User Picture]From: knutties
2006-06-30 05:13 am (UTC)

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:) Knew this was coming as soon as I made the post. Popular does'nt mean powerful, eh?

btw, your LiveURL link didn't highlight anything on my firefox (was it even a LiveURL link?). I'm using LiveURL 0.1, am I missing something?

You are missing web-marker :) We released a revamped extension. Unfortunately the URL format changed a bit as we ditched the DOM based implementation.

[User Picture]From: sajith
2006-06-30 06:20 am (UTC)

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Yes, but that doesn't mean that I have to demean Emacs by entering it in any popularity contest. :P
[User Picture]From: knutties
2006-06-30 06:24 am (UTC)

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Not 'any' popularity contest. There is only one popularity contest that we are talking about :P
From: nearfar
2006-06-30 05:00 am (UTC)

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Direct link to XPI won't work, unless the users add their friends page to the extensions source list. :/
[User Picture]From: knutties
2006-06-30 05:08 am (UTC)

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:) Did not think of it. Thanks for pointing out. Removed it.
[User Picture]From: rfc9000
2006-06-30 05:43 am (UTC)

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Its totally inconsequential as to which is more popular, IMHO.

Some masochists like pressing Escape : before entering every command, and then after that typing some text and realizing that they are in command mode and not insert mode, and pressing i (or a) and retyping the text. To each his own. For that matter, some people like the simplicity of notepad.exe (or kedit if you will). Again, I would say, to each his own.

PS: For the records, I am an emacs fan.

PS2: I'm still using Firefox 1.0.8, so cannot use your extension :(
[User Picture]From: knutties
2006-06-30 05:49 am (UTC)

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Its totally inconsequential as to which is more popular, IMHO.

Agree. But I found mention of that in the HOWTO a bit surprising.
[User Picture]From: rfc9000
2006-06-30 05:52 am (UTC)

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Blame it on the NPOV trend set by wikipedia :p
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2006-06-30 05:52 am (UTC)

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From: (Anonymous)
2011-03-20 12:07 pm (UTC)

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You’d believe together with the multi gazillion cash of investment that wikipedia could acquire some much more servers.