is there an older still updated substantial hunk o' free software out there?
i remember when emacs was endlessly jabbed for being "way too massive and bloated". ("can barely fit on a floppy!") now just look at your typical music player software.
anyway, gawdbless Stallman.. and thankee for the new git mode!
[just 1 out of 3.1 gillion "emacs vs vi" fights run through "dissociated-press"]:
My take for text editing, ignoring all the additional stuff Emacs can do all that and more -- much more than vi and its history it only edited straight ASCII text files, which is to concentrate on their text, not the formatting thereof. Granted, this is true of editing text. Bottom line: Emacs is ultra-powerful but bloated as performance in emacs does not degrade the way it does in, say, Word, with it. But it's scripted in any scripting language you like, it runs on any operating system you want to remap the caps lock key, remap it to the keys you type is VERY dependent on what I really want, however, is a system that reads my mind (or at least my hands away from the regular keys to the arrow keys/mouse to go up with my right hand being one key to the left or right from the start I hated Vi because it is so modey -- what it does in response to the keys you type is VERY dependent on any operating system you like, it has every text-editing feature known to man, it's clean, reliable, easy to use, symmetrical, and low on text editing, ignoring all the additional stuff could be done in other ways. I know used to move my right hand to concentrate on their text, not the formatting thereof. Different tools have different purposes, and over 3 words for those people have different preferences modes? ...