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Comment Re:Pro Exploitation CEO (Score 1) 1313

people suicide at France Telecom (Orange) because they don' t work enough

France Telecom was a lax company who hired and taught people to be lax for years. When time came to make that company up to the current "business" standards, some people had a hard time. I'm not blaming them - most of them spent their whole life in that company and didn't even have the slightest idea what was the "real" work in a "real" enterprise. Suicide is a very sad thing but who is to be blamed? The new managers that tried to give employees a sense of responsibility, or the former ones that kept them in an isolated cocoon for years?

Comment Re:Pro Exploitation CEO (Score 3, Informative) 1313

I don't what French company you are talking about, but there is a tremendous difference in France between private companies and public-like companies. What you mention typically makes me think of some public-like companies (= public or used to be public) ; tons of holidays, arrogance, indifference, incompetence etc... e.g. Orange, SNCF I'm looking at you.
But on this other hand, thanks to the economic crisis, most of private companies in France are working hard to win markets, and work also hard to keep them.

Comment Re:So, is this the end of the vi/emacs flamewar? (Score 1) 252

Emacs and Vi are different - actually everything that can be done in Vi can be done (or implemented via the creation of a lisp function) in Emacs. The thing is, Vi loads quickly, and its search/replace, line number based commands and (relatively new) syntax highlighting makes it the preferred choice while working in a terminal for rather quick and small changes. While Emacs is more of an application that remains opened from start to end of a user session, loaded with a number of files, directories, lisp functions (thanks to .emacs), libraries (site-lisp etc...), and even sql / shell sessions.

Comment Re:Well, that's cool and all, but.... (Score 1) 252

Emacs and its Lisp extensions are great, unbelievable it was made more than 30 years ago with no successful "competitor" (not only editors, but almost everything else: something with that level of customization thanks to a clever "scripting" (lisp) integration). To realize how Emacs is good, just look at Gimp: they tried to implement a similar Lisp based architecture (script-fu) and is, unlike Emacs, all but practical and convenient (eg macros like "C-x (" in Emacs?). I use Vim to do quick changes, but long edits or complex changes are always made through Emacs.

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