‘There are few pieces of software as widely misunderstood as []. Emacs is frequently advertised and discussed as a text editor, but please be clear on this: Emacs is not just a text editor.’—Christoffer Stjernlöf, Why You Should Buy Into the Emacs Platform (two-wrongs.com/why-you-should-).


@amdt Emacs is not an editor. Emacs is a way to think about the world, and, as such, a way to think about editors. If you ask the question “What can Emacs do”, you ask a question without an answer, because Emacs does not, Emacs is done to.

Emacs just is.

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