calmar wrote:Hi theBlackDragon,theBlackDragon wrote:
Vim is as big a Emacs nowadays, both in memory usage as in installed size
I was using emacs some times (ok, it was xemacs, maybe that made the big difference). Ok maybe I'm wrong with the console emacs. Anyway, xemacs took a very long time to load, so I opened one xemacs instance in a workspace, and whenever I had to edit something, I moved there, or tried to edit it with emacs beeing the server there. In vim, you can have many instances open, and they open very quick. Really a big advantage at least compared to xemacs.
There's no need to have multiple instances of Emacs open, one suffices as Emacs was built around buffers, so you can easily switch tasks/files without having to open/reopen files, something that was only very recently added to Vim (in 7 iirc)
Gnus is also *very* slow compared to mutt/slrn (elisp is unfortunately much slower cmp. to normal lisp IIRC as a possible reason).
I don't think Gnus is slow, it takes some time to come up, that's true. But it will indeed be slower than mutt. Elisp is relatively slow because it's mainly an interpreted lisp (although files do get sort of bytecompiled, sort of the way python does it)
Also note that Gnus is mainly a newsreader and that the e-mail functionality was added later. There are some other news/mail modes for Emacs that are supposedly faster.
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All in all it boils down to a matter of preference, I won't discuss that, but I will dispute any claims made about a piece of software I use on a regular basis that I think are untrue