Ar an t-aonú lá déag de mí Eanair, scríobh Stephen J. Turnbull:
> There is Aquamacs. There's Emacs.app. Am I missing anything? Why the
> explosion in Mac ports?
(Like the explosion in Unix editors way back when; because the program
shipped with the system--in this case, GNU Emacs in a
TTY-only-build--signally failed at exploiting the possibilities of the
platform, and as such couldn’t establish itself as a standard.)
There are two very different philosophies at work, for one thing.
Aquamacs, in particular, is aiming at an Aqua-conforming editor with
the power of Emacs.
If I had had sense three years ago, I would have started a distribution of
XEmacs that did for Win32 what Aquamacs does for OS X, instead of shutting
up after proposing turning on CUA mode by default and getting shot down. The
integration makes the port really much more attractive to users of the
platform. Oh well.
The Emacs developers, on the other hand, want Emacs to run natively
the Mac. I expect Aquamacs to be a fairly permanent fork.
The Carbon-based ports are very much in line with the "native on Mac"
philosophy. The Cocoa-based ports are necessarily Aqua-conforming,
that's what Cocoa is for. I found the Cocoa-based ports to be
occasionally annoying because of that (don't recall offhand what it
Did you use Pitts Jarvis’ port at all? Or was that before you moved to OS X?
¿Dónde estará ahora mi sobrino Yoghurtu Nghé, que tuvo que huir
precipitadamente de la aldea por culpa de la escasez de rinocerontes?
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