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5 stars

"Excellent native Cocoa Emacs"

April 11, 2008  |  By mlm--2008

2008-04-11 10:05:07  |  By mlm--2008

 |  Version: Emacs 22.1


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I have been using Emacs heavily since the mid-1980's on various platforms, and I still hack elisp extensively. Because everything I would run in X11 these days has been ported to native Cocoa versions I no longer run X11 on my Mac. I've tried other Emacs ports but I always come back to this one, and have been using it and its predecessors for years. It is an excellent port that is true to standard Emacs. It does not insist on intrusive UI interfaces or limitations, but it does provide UI conveniences if you want them. It behaves well as an OS X application. It includes a well thought out selection of libraries in its site-lisp. It is fast and completely stable. It's got some extra libraries to do Mac things -- even execute AppleScript code. I greatly appreciate the work that has gone into fitting this port into OS X and continuing to improve it.

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Publisher David Caldwell
Publisher web site
Release Date April 12, 2015
Date Added April 12, 2015
Version 24.5-1
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 52.68MB
File Name Emacs-24.5-1-universal.dmg
Total Downloads 6,167
Downloads Last Week 7
License Model Free
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Price Free

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