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Emacs and the modern world



I wont waste my time answering the question about emacs'
relevance.

With respect to why emacspeak doesn't bother implementing the
screenreader equivalent of leaving cursor where you stopped
speaking, it's not there because I've never needed it in
Emacs. Screenreaders need to provide that functionality because
non-emacs environments dont provide incremental search. Given
that it's trivial to make Emacs make the cursor go to where you
want, the work involved in implementing what you refer to was
never worth the while.

>>>>> "Tyler" == Tyler Spivey <tspivey@pcdesk.net> writes:
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    Tyler> How relevant is Emacs, and thus by extension
    Tyler> emacspeak, in today's modern world? I've been reading
    Tyler> the Emacspeak papers, and the entire concept of an
    Tyler> audio user interface sounds interesting, and certainly
    Tyler> would sound better than the current screen readers
    Tyler> trying to read the screen, and not knowing anything
    Tyler> about the content. Given all that, FireVox and FireFox
    Tyler> can be used with the web once they mature, but is
    Tyler> Emacs still a good system for working on audible user
    Tyler> interfaces given its age, and the possibility of
    Tyler> alternatives existing?  I'm mostly asking because
    Tyler> Emacspeak and its alternative speechd-el are missing
    Tyler> features that are now standard in other systems, such
    Tyler> as a read from cursor to end of document that, when
    Tyler> interrupted, will put your cursor where the
    Tyler> synthesizer stopped reading. Is this just not possible
    Tyler> to do in Emacs, or has it just not been done before?
    Tyler> Is emacs the only existing system that lets us advise
    Tyler> and hook into it while running to add the speech
    Tyler> functionality on top of it rather than recoding the
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--raman

      
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