Conversation at lunch today between R (been using emacs since 1981) and me (been using vi since 1987). It started off with him saying something about how he knew our latitude and longitude because he had to put it in his emacs config.

Me: When I’m looking for an editor, the ability to tell me sunrise and sunset times isn’t high on my list.
R: Emacs isn’t an editor, it’s an environment.
Me: Emacs isn’t an editor, it’s a lifestyle.
R: Yup. There’s straight, gay, and emacs.

At that point, I was literally laughing out loud (and I mean “literally” literally, not in the internet sense of “I smiled a bit”). I was lucky I didn’t have any food or drink in my mouth at the time.

6 Replies to “I LOLed”

  1. So there’s got to be an epithet for emacs, right? Yer got yer “breeders”, and yer “faggots”, and yer “???????”

  2. So there are genes that control being gay. Are there emacs genes? It is possible that is why the vi people will never understand?

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