> To clear it up, i use the `Plan 9 from User Space' (i.e., the tools
> ported to POSIX).
I've tried that one too, very interesting;-)
> It took me a few (3?) months to learn to use Acme efficiently.
Wow, Acme seems like a great proof of concept but I can't imagine doing
anything effectively using it. The concept of the plumber is really
neat though. How would you get syntax highlighting in acme, for
> Acme takes a three-buttoned mouse, preferably with a scroll. It's
> pretty important to have all three physical buttons, since a lot is
> done via chording two buttons.
I think the mouse is show-stopper for me. I've been trying to eliminate
mouse from my life completely.
> No DLL hell. Programs (and thus processes) and libraries are very
> small. Greater percentage of code & data fits in CPU cache. Less
> indirect & more direct data access & code calls/jumps. etc. etc. and
> it avoids the worst bane of DLL so far:
Yes, that's definitely nice. Rather different approach to building
software components than on any other systems I know.