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in reply to Re: Favorite Text Editor?
in thread Favorite Text Editor?

I'll second these emotions. But more important to me than gnuclient and dired-mode are:
  1. shell
  2. shell-command-on-region
  3. apropos-command, and info

There's more, but these are the main features that, to my admittedly limited knowledge, aren't to be found in any of the .*vi.* editors.

I appreciate the desirability of .*vi.* for its small size and ubiquity, but for a fast loading, small editor I use JOE (jmacs, actually).

-- Frag.