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I've just seen the movie after your comments, it was interesting to see that they use emacs (without syntax highlighting, it appears..). OT, but how's vim for coding in erlang, anyone?

> it was interesting to see that they use emacs

How so? It's a solid piece of software which has been around since forever (since before Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V conventions ever existed). We're all programmers, and Emacs is all about being a programmer's editor.

If you want to see an Emacs-user out-hipster every single web-developer who thought he was cool when he used HTML for his presentations instead of Powerpoint/Keynote... Then watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMoPuv-xXMM

It's incredibly contrived, and incredibly nerdy, yet this, to me, encapsulates so much about what Emacs is. And I love it :)

Wasting time in such contrived approaches that ultimately gain you nothing is part of what Alan Kay talks about.

Programmers have the devious hobby of tackling complexity of their own doing. It isn't praiseworthy, or something to be proud about.

I had to check and according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Emacs , font-lock was added in version 19.28 released November 1, 1994. The movie certainly looks like it was recorded in the 80s.

Some people also still use Acme which AFAIK does not have syntax highlighting.

Every editors have all that is needed. The community use everything and do not care that much about editor of choice.

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