[ESS] XEmacs or GNU Emacs

David Scott d.scott at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Sep 5 09:41:23 CEST 2007

On Wed, 5 Sep 2007, Martin Maechler wrote:

>>>>>> "NJ" == Nitin Jain <nj7w at yahoo.com>
>>>>>>     on Tue, 4 Sep 2007 14:32:03 -0700 (PDT) writes:
>    NJ> Thanks Rodney.
>    NJ> This means that for now, I should use either native xemacs or unset the DISPLAY every time I start cygwin.
> or -- excuse the "heresy" -- switch from Xemacs to GNU emacs.
> For the latter, you can get the nicely windows pre-installed
> setup from Vincent Goulet's site.

Which is a question I have recently been considering.

I have used XEmacs for a few years. My usage is for R with ESS, TeX with 
AUCTeX, sweave, .Rd files for my R package, a bit of mySQL and html.

Does either XEmacs or GNU Emacs have an edge these days? I have got the 
impression the Emacs has advanced more than XEmacs recently.

Any opinions?

David Scott

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