Why isn't emacs installed by default

Denis Leroy denis at poolshark.org
Mon Jun 4 10:58:35 UTC 2007

Olivier Galibert wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 07:03:05PM +1200, Nigel Jones wrote:
>> My guess is that the number of people that don't use it, far outweigh
>> the number of people that do.  While some people may find this sad it's
>> an honest truth and it seems pointless to force emacs onto a great deal
>> of the users that don't want it.
> Really?  What are your numbers and how did you come to them?  Because
> every linux user I know uses *emacs or vi* except for one that uses
> nedit.

how about install 'jed' by default (a lightweight emacs clone, about 
950k) and make it use /etc/alternatives/emacs ? At least people 
dependent on emacs (such as myself) wouldn't be completely helpless on a 
system that only has vi.

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