@natecull @wrenpile Also, Emacs has so many unorthodox keybindings that learning a couple new keybindings is just the tip of the iceberg. It's a trade-off where having easy keyboard access to so many diverse functions has the cost of a high learning curve. Moreover, it's quite reasonable to me that an already existing community around sth prioritise their prefs over those of some potential newcomers for whom there's no guarantee that they'll contribute or stay.
@natecull @wrenpile What if it's not worth it? All that is is a few new keybindings. Ctrl+ZXCV instead all have uses in Emacs, Readline, & any terminal. C-c & C-x are among the main prefix keys in Emacs & are the entry point to 100s of cmds. Why change that just to save ~5min to new users?
WYSIWYG is actually sth RMS really wants, & there's all the necessary bits to build in Emacs already, but the thing is apprently nobody has needed it enough to write one yet.
@natecull @enkiv2 @kragen @erosdiscordia @brennen Yeah, it takes quite some work to make Emacs address your wants, but it is possible to make it do what you want, exactly. I would love to have an OS w/ a similar env, but a modern UX. Say rightclick the clock & edit/eval the source. Midclick and get its docs. Connect apps randomly. Eg when I mail someone, add some stats to a spreadsheet. In Emacs could do it w/ Rmail&Org.
@natecull @enkiv2 @kragen @erosdiscordia @brennen Key interference is theoretically a problem but often you don't encounter big clashes (a notorious one is Alt+Tab, which can be worked around by ESC TAB, also bound to C-M-i), possibly b/c Emacs devs trying to avoid them. My biggest problem is hitting C-q and the app closing, no warnings. It's horrible design to close app w/o confirmation, and the OS needs to ensure that.
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Emacs does come with many tradeoffs. Some config might near "squaring the circle", but normally mouse is rather useless in Emacs (I use it for menu bar, links, buttons). You don't have useful context menus. But the general usefulness offsets it IMHO. With most apps, all you get is what the dev gives you. W/ Emacs, *everything* is configable, debuggable, modifiable, always.
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@trurl I use Rmail, mairix, mpop, and procmail (I could simplify, but it works reliably, so I don't touch). Here is the config: https://gitlab.com/cadadr/configuration/blob/master/emacs.d/init.el#L2627 . In my mail directory (~/posta) mail comes to inbox, Rmail reads it to current, and as I read I hit N to file it to archive, or delete it if it's of no use for later. If I need to return to a msg, I keep it in current for a while. Mairix is for mbox search. I love it, look around that repo for other tools' config. DM me if you have questions.
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