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From: "M. Schulter" <mschulter AT value DOT net>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE: SET's Editor v0.4.1 released
Date: 18 Oct 1997 19:48:55 GMT
Organization: Value Net Internetwork Services Inc.
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Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il> wrote:

: I don't want to start another editor war here, so let me say up front
: that if somebody likes a certain editor more than others, or find it
: easier to use, then they should use it and never look back.  There's
: no sense in arguing about taste.

Hi, there.

Agreeing with Eli that we don't want another editor war, please let me
just add one point from my own experience.

When I started using UNIX (on my Internet shell account) and DJGPP a bit
moe than a year ago, I got very interested in Emacs because of what the
DJGPP FAQ said about it.

As soon as I got Emacs set up, I immediately liked it -- and back then, I
had very little experience with UNIX or DJGPP. The tutorial for novices is
great, and the online info docs lots of fun.

My purpose here isn't to convince anyone that they shouldn't use another
editor that they like better. However, I would like to say that you don't
have to have years of UNIX experience in order to learn and enjoy Emacs.

Of course, it's only fair to add that I started out with the deliberate
intention of using UNIX-like tools, which might not be an important
motivation for all DJGPP beginners.

As Eli has said, this is a matter of personal taste.

Most respectfully,

Margo Schulter
mschulter AT value DOT net

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