[erlang-questions] "Erlang as a First Language" -- crazy? or just stupid?
Wed Dec 30 17:07:49 CET 2009
Happy new year to all;
On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 1:08 AM, Juan Jose Comellas <> wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> Still, I am willing to give Emacs another try.
>> Vasilij Savin
>> On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Robert Virding <>
>> > 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
>> > > 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,
>> > 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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