2009-07-31

emacs 23, modernization

On Jul 31, 9:20 am, skyspace wrote:
> On Jul 28, 10:25 am, Xah Lee wrote:
>
> > recently ran into this guy:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakob_Nielsen_%28usability_consultant%29
>
> > interesting. I think emacs could use some advice there.

> Indeed nice.
> and interesting idea.
> How you would start?

after reading some of the criticism links, i think that guy is somewhat kooky. His user interface expertise is mostly web only i think ...

As for emacs... i think there are few user interface changes emacs could use. Emacs 23, released yesterday, has visual line arrow key movement and highlight text selection, which are great. There are few i think emacs could go after. e.g. have typing or delete key replace selection automatically (delete-selection-mode). This comes naturally when you have text selection on.

For those interested, please see

• The Modernization of Emacs
http://xahlee.org/emacs/modernization.html

Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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