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Why Emacs?

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MinneBar 9 (12 April 2014)
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I've used many an editor in my day and I love and hate them all, but there's none that I love and hate more than Emacs.

Why on earth would anyone use an ancient, slow piece of bloatware like Emacs here in the... what century is it?

That very question led me on a journey of discovery through Vim, TextMate, SublimeText, Vim, Emacs, back to Vim, back to Emacs, off to jEdit, Eclipse, IntelliJ, home to Vim, Notepad++, Vim, and back to Emacs again, each step of the way, lugging the best of what I'd discovered with me.

The purpose of this talk is not to proselytize or fan flames, but to present just what it is that makes Emacs interesting as a code editor and interesting as a piece of software.

This talk is for any programmer who is passionate about creating a productive coding environment and willing to ruthlessly steal the best ideas, wherever they can be found, to achieve that end.

Hope to see you there!

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