Vladimir G. Ivanovic writes:
on 02/23/2009 02:05 AM Leo said the following:
> It will be ages for XEmacs to regain its technical lead as Emacs has
> advanced in leaps and bounds in the past half a decade so much so that
> not many current XEmacs users are aware of its wealth of new features.
Would posting a list of such features be worthwhile? The list needn't
been exhaustive to be useful.
Yes, it would be worthwhile, as syncing to GNU is something that is
always on the agenda.
Nor am I particularly worried about recovering any so-called technical
lead. Sure, I've advocated the position that XEmacs is technically
better, more innovative, and more maintainable, but that's not a big
deal to anybody except a few developers. What it's about is "vive la
difference!" Packages, loadable modules, and FFI by themselves
justify the existence of at least one descendent of Lucid Emacs, and
I'm pretty sure that we can find plenty of projects that GNU is not
going to implement that interest us.
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