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

Dale Harvey dale@REDACTED
Tue Dec 29 22:53:45 CET 2009

as someone who tried to avoid emacs for a good amount of years and have
recently started using it all the time, the main reason I didnt use emacs is
because ctrl+c, ctrl+v, ctrl+z didnt work, not the availability of other

2009/12/29 Robert Virding <rvirding@REDACTED>

> 2009/12/29 Brian Candler <B.Candler@REDACTED>
> > 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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