Emacs Rules

In particular, emacs supports a wiki-like style of development in the following ways:

Emacs is not a Smalltalk/VisualAge browser system, and they have their advantages too. On the other hand, emacs can be used for editing all kinds of files on all kinds of systems.

If you want to be even more like wiki then try WikiMode which gives you wiki-like text editing and browsing.

Yow! Selective Undo: select an area of text, then press C-u C-_ (undo with a prefix argument). This undoes the last change to the selected region, even if you've later made changes to some other area. You can repeat it. How cool!

I love emacs. I've been using it for around 4 years and I've started to get the hang of it. I'd say that emacs has a lot in common with Wiki. Simple idea, designed to grow, has grown immensely based on users' work and input. It saddens me to think that some people don't appreciate it. Fortunately I work for a company where apparently everybody does all their development, email, etc, in emacs so I don't have to deal with Unbelievers anymore ;-)

On the other hand, I'm so dependent on Emacs that I'm stuck with it one way or the other...

... in fact, my favorite thing about emacs is regularly finding or creating new features that I can't believe I lived without. I'm going to start recording the GreatEmacsFeatures that I find. -- LukeGorrie

Of course. How else would you read your mail, usenet news, and visit WikiWiki? Not to mention all those other pesky "work" things, like revision control, debugging etc. --AlainPicard
DanBarlow did a weblog entry about extending Emacs: "This is what I mean by a scriptable user interface..." http://ww.telent.net/diary/2003/1/#14.28515

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