emacs on mac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 251920, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    Can someone explain to me what emac is and why is it built into mac os x?

    It has games and etc, what for?

    And are these games installed when mac are built?
     
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    GGJstudios

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  3. macrumors 604

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    emacs is not built in OSx. There are a number of implementations available though.
    I used emacs a lot when I was working in *NIX.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is built in, check your /usr/bin folder.
     
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    CylonGlitch

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    #5
    It is just a text editor, and it is built into just about every unix system, which Mac OSX is built upon. Same thing with VI.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Excuse me, it's the text editor.
     
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    miles01110

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    Kind of like how diamonds are "just rocks" and how money is "just paper."

    vi vs. emacs war....go!
     
  9. macrumors 604

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    Forgot about that. I won't join the vi vs emacs screaming; I used both.
     

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