15.630 advice for an online edition

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty (w.mccarty@btinternet.com)
Date: Fri May 03 2002 - 01:22:22 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 630.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 06:12:11 +0100
             From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@mulberrytech.com>
             Subject: Re: 15.610 advice for an online edition, and a query

    Robert, Willard and all,

    I (belatedly) hasten to qualify--

    At 02:41 AM 4/27/2002, Patrick wrote (about SGML/XML software):
    > >At the low end, there is e-macs
    >really! ;-) I don't consider Emacs to be at the "low end" but in the
    >interest of religious harmony on the list will refrain from nominating my
    >candidates for the "low end" of SGML/XML editing tools. ;-) FYI, Wendell is
    >correct about the high learning curve for Emacs, although I think it is

    Oops, of course what I meant by "low end" was low end of cost, perhaps of
    fancy user-comforting GUI displays (though syntax coloring is a good
    thing), not of functionality. For functionality, in principle Emacs is
    second to none (particularly if you like hacking LISP), in practice is
    pretty darned good (especially if you've trained your fingers in obscure
    control codes).

    AFAIK Emacs is the only SGML/XML editor that has a copy of ELIZA in it.

    Like Patrick, I didn't feel the truly low end was worth discussing.


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