[R] XEmacs vs. GNU Emacs?

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Tue Jul 2 23:45:18 CEST 2002

>>>>> "martin" == Martin Henry H Stevens <HStevens at muohio.edu> writes:

    martin> As a user of only R, I don't use much of the potential of ESS and
    martin> Emacs. Without entering a religious feud, is there any reason I should
    martin> use XEmacs rather than my current GNU Emacs?

Practically, the difference lies between "gloss" and clean/fast, at
least in the older versions.

I can't think of any other issue that is practical, in deciding
between them.   Most of the XEmacs features (along with "more"), were
incorporates in the Emacs 21.x series.  

I think XEmacs is more user friendly and better (I'm not sure how well
Emacs handles color within terminal shells, which is important for me,
probably not for others), but I'm severely biased, so be a Bayesian
about the information.

Emacs is fine and acceptable.


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