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This is the FIRST time when a "Emacs is a nice OS, all it's missing is a decent text editor" joke would be appropriate.

If 20 years ago you would have told me we gonna have Vim inside a text editor inside a web browser I would have thought you are insane.




BTW, it does have a decent text editor. It's called Evil :)


FWIW, in all the times I've tried to use Emacs with Evil, it's still not been quite good enough. Enough friction here and there to bring me to a dead halt and make me reach for vim again.


same with me. tried everything to use evil with emacs (since i really wanted to use orgmode), but it's just not the same. the emacs keybinds get in the way of vim mode imho.


You definitely need to add a bunch of extra emacs configuration on top of the standard evil-mode stuff to get a fully intergrated emacs<->vim environment. On top of that, for most meta modes (e.g. dired, magit) you'll have to either find an evil-compat set of bindings, write your own, or get used to the emacs way of doing things in these special buffers.


Spacemacs you mean ;)


Spacemancs is another half-step up the ladder toward OS. It's a bunch of configuration utils and conventions that other people have decided for you--which may or may not be what you want.


Is that pronounced "space macs" or "spacky macs"?


> What is the official pronunciation of Spacemacs?

> As it is written, that is space then macs.

http://spacemacs.org/doc/FAQ


"Space Emacs"


Sorry, that's not correct.

http://spacemacs.org/doc/FAQ

"Space Macs"




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