[Ilugc] Re: Emacs, Lisp and GUI
trshash84 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 14:12:46 IST 2004
emacs is not really for a newbie, you know... It might seem a little
snobbish (or a lot, for that matter), but it's really meant for those
people who are already comfortable with the keyboard, or who want to
learn to use it effectively. A do-it-all GUI would really defeat the
whole purpose of emacs. Besides, it might just prove too complex to
integrate it into all that lisp code...
On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 19:02:47 +0530, Sridhar R <sridharinfinity at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 07:35:25 +0530, Joe Steeve <joe_steeve at gmx.net> wrote:
> > Sridhar R <sridharinfinity at gmail.com> writes:
> > > Writing a good GUI layer over Emacs (gtk2 is in gnu emacs cvs)
> > > with excellent UI is what is needed now. Emacs is extensible
> > Hmm.. Emacs is beautiful the way it is. It does have menus to
> > execute most of the commands, but that is not the preferred
> > way. As one starts using Emacs a lot, you'll find that you wont
> > feel like moving your hands off the keyboard. You'll try to find
> > the keystroke to get a command done rather than move the mouse all
> > the way to the menus and get the command.
> This is good for experienced or determined users, but to attract
> newbies and for starter experience a good GUI is essential and current
> one is not that good (compare the GUI of IntelliJ and Emacs  )
>  Projects 'cedet' are nothing but ugly hack when it comes to
> rendering (they should use API like gtk+ for GUI, not some ugly X11
> draw hack)
> Sridhar R - http://cs.annauniv.edu/~rsridhar
> Blog: http://www.livejournal.com/~sridharinfinity
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