quote by Richard Stallman

People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking.

— Richard Stallman

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An infinite number of monkeys typing into GNU emacs would never make a good program.

It doesn't take special talents to reproduce--even plants can do it.

On the other hand, contributing to a program like Emacs takes real skill. That is really something to be proud of. It helps more people, too.

I think psychoanalyze-pinhead is the important lesson of GNU Emacs.

Emacs is a nice operating system, but I prefer UNIX.

It's probably fair to say that the ratio of time our Connector developers spend in the debugger versus the Emacs buffer is higher than with most software.

Calling EMACS an editor is like calling the Earth a hunk of dirt.

The principal lesson of Emacs is that a language for extensions should not be a mere "extension language". It should be a real programming language, designed for writing and maintaining substantial programs. Because people will want to do that!

[Emacs] is written in Lisp, which is the only computer language that is beautiful.

If you are a professional writer - i.

e., if someone else is getting paid to worry about how your words are formatted and printed - Emacs outshines all other editing software in approximately the same way that the noonday sun does the stars. It is not just bigger and brighter; it simply makes everything else vanish.

My general working style is to write everything first with pencil and paper, sitting beside a big wastebasket. Then I use Emacs to enter the text into my machine.

No person, no idea, and no religion deserves to be illegal to insult, not even the Church of Emacs.

I use emacs, which might be thought of as a thermonuclear word processor.