Emacs is What I Need
From: Static Discharge (top.that_at_sixyoos.com)
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 17:32:11 GMT
Now, if I was still insecure I might have trouble admitting my mistakes.
I'm not too insecure, presently, so I can state without worry that
emacs is the program I'll be needing for programming.
Sometimes, in the process of determining what knowledge is needed and
what isn't, one has to go back and learn the stuff they didn't think
they needed. The more comfortable you are with yourself, the easier
this will be. Emacs is exactly the program I need to learn programming.
I was thrown by the extensive detail it goes into describing moving
around the cursor, in the tutorial. I found the compile menu option and
realized that I might not need to use the command line compiler,
although, I'll probably try to learn it anyway.
I have a new computer fantasy. In this one I maximize the potential of
the weakest hardware. I think it would be interesting to do all my
newsgroup reading and posting from a 386, without a gui. I don't know
why that appeals to me, maybe the challenge of it, maybe the cheapness
of it. Actually, I could probably do all my programming self-education
from an old 386. I may look into this, but for now the focus is
programming on my current bells and whistles system.
What does all this have to do with alt.linux? I could make the
connections I suppose, but I won't bother. I'm going to spend the next
week or so playing with emacs. By then I should be comfortable enough
to start learning about the different programs Linux uses and finding
out what exactly a kernel is and what it's made of .