I regret to inform you that I am very much back on my bullshit.

It turns out, the bullshit that I am very much back on is, in fact, flip-flopping in endless indecisiveness between Emacs and Acme.

@amdt Is that also a tiling WM? I want to love tiling WMs very much (esp. i3) but it just doesn't seem to make any sense to use it on a small display like the one on my Thinkpad X230. There's just not enough screen real estate for any meaningful tiling. How's your experience?

@gueorgui Yes, it uses Emacs’s own window splitting to position the X windows. I had the same experience on my X220. Even on my X1 Carbon, as you can see in that screenshot, I have to zoom the GitHub page out for it to fit on half the screen.

@amdt Makes sense! As far as I could tell, the Gnome desktop is so far the best fit for a small screen...

@umgeher The pros and cons are probably in the details of each but it’s difficult to make direct comparisons: they’re both editors which also integrate with the system enough to work as a kind of shell onto Unix as an IDE. It’s like arguing whether pizza should be cut into circular sectors, or into rectangles.

@umgeher In that case, I think Russ Cox’s 23-minute A Tour of the Acme Editor would be the most succinct introduction to Acme.

@gueorgui On Monday I might have suggested that it’s good that it doesn’t! 🤭

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