I tried emacs for the first time 20 years ago. Since then I’ve tried to use it several times to no avail until 15 days ago something clicked.
After 15 days I feel more productive with it than I felt with vim for the best part of my life. In fact for some tasks I am more productive with emacs than with vim some weeks ago.
Some features that made me say “wow”:
- Tramp mode
- ediff mode
- Version control
But the real thing is how the same shortcuts though doing different commands in different modes always seem to do the sensible thing.
And to top it all, Lisp. It has grown on me as I tuned my
to the extent that I started reading Seibel’s
“Practical Common Lisp”.