There's some irony to an emacs user explaining how emacs should be easier to use by comparing it to... Atom. You know, that editor that github used to build that was so thoroughly eclipsed by Visual Studio Code (which is the same basic idea) that I'm not even sure github remembers they technically still make it.
Apparently Github have discovered they technically still make Atom and decided to stop:
@n A text editor *based on a web browser*?
You better believe it.
Altho emacs *also* needs constant maintenance, because emacs is *hella* complicated and gigantic.
@faho We ship like 12 versions, some are extremely old. I think because the newer versions of emacs don't work well on old machines
@faho My attitude as a OS developer is that the reason we deploy exploit mitigation techniques is so that users don't have to upgrade all the time, fire and forget sort of thing
@faho "It’s worth reflecting that Atom has served as the foundation for the Electron framework" so Atom ruined everything. Ugh.
Angry about my ide now being dead
@faho god damnit, you know how hard it is to change ides?
Atom was my open source go to ide.
Is there even any left? They probably dont work half as well.
The only option i see is vs code, pulled back into the fucking microsoft ecosystem.
@faho shake but expected. It was quite a good editor in its day. I just hope we don’t end up with a mono culture around VSCode.
@faho damn it... Their GitHub integration is far nicer than VS code... Simple token and in... Just tried to setup VS code again last night and the hate set in quickly
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