@distrotube ooooh ok, I’m gonna watch this. I have a friend who is deep into emacs hah. I mostly just said “Escape Meta Alt Control Shift, lol”.
Even though vim is used more, it's probably because it's used by admins to quickly edit files on a server; and it's significantly lighter as far as the package size.
emacs is a learning curve. I once tried to setup vim with all the right plugins and tools, learn all the shortcuts and was determined to use it as my IDE and .. gave up. It takes a lot of work.
@shebang @distrotube I have a workmate who uses emacs for everything. I used it for a lot back in University. The auto-bracing in C++ is pretty nice for finding mistakes. It can be powerful, but I'm also pretty lazy. I'm sure if I learned it and wrote more scheme, it would speed up my development. But it just doesn't seem worth the learning curve.
@distrotube yeah popularity isn't its own end but here's the thing.
It's about vibrancy of the ecosystem. Popularity begets more development. More development means more new 'apps' and tools get built on emacs.
When this quality gets ignored for too long, eventually VS Code gets all the cool features while emacs get none. And then more people move away from emacs and the downward spiral starts.
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