[emacs-berlin] On why to use emacs/vim

Fermin fmfs at posteo.net
Wed Nov 11 20:49:16 UTC 2020

Seems like the guy who wrote the article never used vim or Emacs, and 
know the value of those tools.

"Vim and Emacs aren't going anywhere anytime soon, no matter their 
antiquated status in modern development environments"

Really? antiquated status?, that guy is judging it the software by the tape
and not by the inside or the functionality, and obviously didn't talk
with an Emacs/Vim user.
This is like hating Lisp by all the parenthesis, void critique.

Don't worry, let's remember the rms  words:
“People said I should accept the world. Bullshit! I don't accept the 

Happy hacking!

On 11/11/2020 21:17, jman wrote:
> Hi,
> I was reading this blog post from Stack Overflow [0], one of thousands
> about the theme "emacs, vim or ... ?". The tone of the article is very
> light and hand-wavy so not much to comment.
> One thing, though, struck me: the point of the authors is something
> along comparing "old editors" (used mostly out of inertia) vs. "the new
> shiny thing" (providing a friendly UI, more affordances, just get your
> stuff done).
> It's completely overlooking the advantages of a textual UI: in my point
> of view accessibility, consistency and reducing context switches between
> tools. These keypoints often do not get through and it's limiting the
> conversation to the surface.
> If there is *one* thing I'd like the Emacs project to improve (no idea
> how) is comparing both UX and show the differences in terms of
> productivity. For example, this video compares a GUI git workflow to
> using git-send-email [1]: the difference is impressive.
> Happy hacking!
> cheers,
> [0] https://stackoverflow.blog/2020/11/09/modern-ide-vs-vim-emacs
> [1] https://spacepub.space/videos/watch/1619c000-7c44-4330-9177-29a0854bd759
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