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Re: How old are Emacs users?

Subject: Re: How old are Emacs users?
From: Hadron
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 16:01:53 +0200
Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
Anders Wirzenius <anders@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Martin Fischer <nospam@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>
>>   >>>>> 30ish emacs user writes:
>>   > Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 05:07:18 +0000 (UTC)
>>   > 
>>   > I'm wondering which age group most Emacs users fall into? How old are
>>   > you? I'm 32.
>>   > 
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I'm nearly 57, using emacs since 16 years. After leaving VAX/VMS/LSE I
>> encounterd emacs, when I started working in a large, nearly collapsing
>> software project. It didn't fail in the end, which had a lot to do
>> with the use of free software like emacs, gcc, gdb, cygwin.
>> 
>> Cheers
>> 
>> Martin
>> -- 
>
> 56.
> Emacs user since 10 years. With MS Windows at work and Linuxes at
> home Emacs is friendly and familiar "day and night".
> I used VAX/VMS/EDT extensively in 1980's and experience similar
> possibilities to build up your own context now with Emacs.
>
> Emacs has an excellent Ada mode.

I used emacs back in 1989-91 to program ADA on some rather large
iron. Dropped it when moving to the PC world in 91. Just getting
familiar again. It's a way of life.
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