Re: MyTextTools

Subject: Re: MyTextTools
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 10:15:54 +0200

Yes, and there are many other tools in the UNIX/Linux world that will
work as well.

However, most on this list don't use Linux or the like. Most, too,
don't do this sort of thing often enough to even want to surmount the
beginnings of the Emacs learning curve.

Instead, most have this kind of manipulation to do only
occasinally--and for them a "quick and dirty" tool that is dead simple
is far preferable.

I have used Linux for many years personally--and I still don't see
that Emacs is worth learning *for me.*

Of course, my favorite writing tool is actually LyX--as the output is
by far the best I have encountered. I only wish it had the features
that would make it *the* documentation tool...

David



> From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 12:10:31 -0500
> Subject: Re: MyTextTools
> Others (such as myself) never need anything other than emacs. Emacs does it all, and then some. There is, for instance, an HTML mode that completes HTML tags. There are modes for C, C++, Ruby, Perl, Java, Lisp, and ant other language you care to invent. The major drawback is that steep learning curve to get over. But I've had emacs built into my fingers for longer than I've had fingers, or so it seems.
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