[erlang-questions] "Erlang as a First Language" -- crazy? or just stupid?

Juan Jose Comellas <>
Wed Dec 30 00:08:38 CET 2009


That can easily be solved by using the cua module (cua-mode). I ended
modifying the Emacs configuration when I started using it to support the
normal copy/cut/paste key bindings and those used for cursor movement
(C-Left; C-Right; etc.).


On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 6:52 PM, Vasilij Savin <>wrote:

> Just some thoughts from Emacs newbie. The main problem for me was that I
> had
> to unlearn a lot of shortcuts I was used to take for granted (Ctrl
> S/X/C/V/Q). There is no worse shock to start using new application that has
> totally "non-conventional" shortcuts. This throws new converts totally
> off-balance.
>
> Still, I am willing to give Emacs another try.
>
> Regards,
> Vasilij Savin
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Robert Virding <>
> wrote:
>
> > 2009/12/29 Brian Candler <>
> >
> > > On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 12:22:45AM +0100, egarrulo wrote:
> > > > I do agree wholeheartedly (that's why I cannot stand Eclipse). Let's
> > just
> > > > not forget we all started bicycling with training wheels, and crawled
> > > before
> > > > walking (again, that's why I've suggested Emacs as IDE).
> > >
> > > I agree with the training wheels analogy, except that starting with
> Emacs
> > > would be like learning to fly a 747 before picking up the bicycle :-)
> > >
> >
> > I can't agree here. The threshhold to start using emacs is very low,
> there
> > is nothing which forces you to use more than the about 10 basic commands
> > you
> > need. The ceiling, however, is somewhere out in space. Sometimes I wonder
> > if
> > the problem beginners have with emacs is that the knowledge of the
> > existence
> > of all those other commands frightens them.
> >
> > Seriously I can't give an objective comment here as I have used emacs for
> > almost 30 years and can't remember not knowing it. The key strokes sit in
> > my
> > fingers. :-)
> >
> > Robert
> >
>


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