[OS X Emacs] emacs and latex on iPhone?

M A markoilcan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 11:18:10 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 5:17 AM, Lindsay Stirton (Dr)
<lindsay.stirton at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
> Can anyone imagine typing M-x extremely-convoluted-command on the iPhone
> virtual keyboard? I think for that reason emacs on iPhone is a no-no.

Why not? Typing a convoluted command is no harder than typing anything
else. I think the only question is whether one accepts the premise of
doing any typing at all on the iphone/ipod touch. If so, emacs is no
less a good choice than any other editor (well, there may be questions
about memory and processor requirements, but that's another issue).
Once you install the BSD layer, I would think that emacs should
certainly be possible (vi is already there), but I don't know of any
efforts in this direction. I wouldn't expect any official development
from GNU since the platform is not open, but I would certainly be
happy if someone did it.

Mark A

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