The best time to start learning emacs was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
@leo Thinking of taking up Cobol now as I hear there are a lot of good paying jobs with programmers retiring.
@leo that depends on the state of your wrists, i guess. i learned Emacs well more than 20y ago, and gave it up 15 years ago because multiple shift keys makes things worse for me.
@leo it should be noted that once you start learning emacs you never stop. It is a lifetime commitment. Even if you stop *using* emacs you may accidentally learn something about it on occasion.
@msh I'm actively learning emacs now and will continue for the rest of my life. And LOVING it! I'm just mad I didn't discover it decades ago.
@leo Unless you’re interested in building your own emacs configuration from scratch — an even bigger rabbit hole than learning the software itself — I’d highly suggest Doom Emacs. It has a remarkable amount of functionality out of the box, but is so heavily optimized that despite all that it loads and runs incredibly fast.
@leo I started using Emacs at Uni, probably 30 or more years ago now. I used it for years after uni but my use trailed off and I completely stopped about 10 years ago.
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