vimacs was Re: [sword-devel] Re: Christian Debian distro talk / Report

Chris Little chrislit at
Wed Apr 6 21:23:11 MST 2005

My only joke was in suggesting that the kernel is unnecessary. Of course 
you need a kernel--how else will you run emacs? I would also push 
strongly for the full (real) emacs. None of these micro-versions. And 
definitely not Xemacs.

It's standard on... everything that comes on media larger than a floppy.


jpklingon at wrote:
> << For the non-native English speakers among us, Chris is joking (I hope 
> ;) ). I think Joel might be as well.>>
> I cannot speak for Chris -  I was being humorous in my emphasis (or 
> intended to be so) but I am serious that emacs is a very good editor, 
> and the one I personally require on Unix systems.   Micro-Emacs or Emacs 
> clones, like Zile, are good options, but if an emacs-like isn't on a 
> system I always put it there.  Full blown emacs may be too much for a 
> very limited system, but I doubt it.  It's standard on Knoppix - why 
> leave it out?
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