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accepted Emacs-as-OS: obsolete?
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comment Emacs-as-OS: obsolete?
Yeah, TextMate's scopes ( blog.macromates.com/2005/introduction-to-scopes ) sound really enticing for the increasingly common multiple-language-file situation.
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comment Emacs-as-OS: obsolete?
Sweet! I added a new second half to my question, in response to your feedback. Your comment answers it so +1
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comment Emacs-as-OS: obsolete?
Good point about ssh.
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revised Emacs-as-OS: obsolete?
Added a second part to my question (the new last sentence).
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comment Emacs-as-OS: obsolete?
I'm not dismissing the text editor as obsolete; I agree, it's very efficient once you get used to it. My question is about the merit of the design choice that you should be able to do anything and everything without leaving Emacs. Are there specific peripheral features that are still great, or do you have insight into the history of once-great peripheral features that have now been surpassed?
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comment Emacs-as-OS: obsolete?
@Larry The reason I asked is that, despite feeling strongly, I am not experienced enough to have enough data to reach a fair conclusion.
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asked Emacs-as-OS: obsolete?
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comment What is Java used for these days?
Also, the Tiobe Index says Java is the most popular programming language this year. tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html
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