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in reply to Re: Re: Re: Emacs, Elisp and PerlMonks
in thread Emacs, Elisp and PerlMonks

No, it does not have "lisp built in". It is lisp. Emacs is a lisp engine that happens to let you edit text with a bajillion (or more) modes for different filetypes and applications.

Emacs is not for kids...its for people who are serious about editing text.

Seriously.

If all you need is a GUI application that lets you type text, then you aren't serious about manipulating text.