Bozhidar Batsov

Who needs modern Emacs?  ↦

Bozhidar Batsov:

Every now and again I come across some discussion on making Emacs “modern”.1 The argument always go more or less like this - Emacs doesn’t look and behave like and the world will end if we don’t copy something “crucial” from it…

If you ask me - there’s pretty much nothing we can do that would suddenly make Emacs as popular as VS Code. But you know what - that’s perfectly fine. After all there are plenty of “modern” editors that are even less popular than Emacs, so clearly being “modern” doesn’t make you popular. And there’s also our “arch-nemesis” vim, that’s supposedly as “dated” as Emacs, but is extremely popular.


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