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  • GNU Emacs 27.1 Adds HarfBuzz Text Shaping, Native JSON Parsing

    Phoronix: GNU Emacs 27.1 Adds HarfBuzz Text Shaping, Native JSON Parsing

    If looking for a text editor that offers more features than the recent release of Nano 5.0, GNU Emacs 27.1 is out...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-27.1-Released

  • #2
    Calling GNU Emacs a “text editor” still feels weird. I mean, it really excels at letting you edit text, but that’s not its most relevant feature.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cthulhux View Post
      Calling GNU Emacs a “text editor” still feels weird. I mean, it really excels at letting you edit text, but that’s not its most relevant feature.
      What are its most relevant feature?

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      • #4
        The built-in Lisp machine emulator, in my opinion. GNU Emacs (unlike some other Emacsen) is basically a Lisp VM with a couple of example applications.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cthulhux View Post
          The built-in Lisp machine emulator, in my opinion. GNU Emacs (unlike some other Emacsen) is basically a Lisp VM with a couple of example applications.
          Isnt it a lisp VM running a lisp kernel+OS with lisp applications with one of them being the buffer editor?

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          • #6
            If you use Emacs for programming, the native JSON support makes using LSP (Language Server Protocol) in supported buffers much more interactive / less laggy.

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            • #7
              I think with HarfBuzz we will finally have support for font ligatures?

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