Posted Apr 11, 2007 8:52 UTC (Wed) by ncm
In reply to: Emacs modes
Parent article: Emacs 22 on April 23
What, with no way to do search-and-replace? I guess that's simple. But how do you open a file? Ctrl-X switches to an unnamed mode, and Ctrl-F after that switches to "minibuffer-mode", and then Enter switches back to edit mode.
"Modeless emacs" was always a transparent fiction, from back when "modeless" was equated to "good": "Emacs is obviously good, therefore it must be modeless", facts notwithstanding. ("Object-oriented" took over that linguistic niche a little later.)
But viper-mode is a pretty good mode, as modes go.
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