The EMACS editor is an amazing accomplishment that no one should ever use. It is neither a fully functional graphics editor nor is it a particularly good terminal editor. Here are more reasons to just ignore any recommendation to use EMACS:
EMACS violates the base UNIX philosophy by trying to be all things to all people.
EMACS was always bloated but has gotten out of control. Vim is tiny in comparison.
Regular EMACS use destroys your
EMACS bindings for other things is very rare.
EMACS does not come on anything by default. Vi is on practically every UNIX system.
Just say no and let those trying to convince you to use “Evil Mode” (which turns EMACS into Vi), that if you were actually interested in doing something like that you would just use the world’s best graphic editor instead.
💢 In my experience Emacs users are particularly clueless but they are even more arrogant about it. It’s fine to have strong opinions if you are willing to have them challenged, but these people are so objectively wrong on every count that it really gets under my skin. They are like Flat Earthers who refuse to accept reality because they are in love with their butt-ugly, inefficient, unsupported, ancient editor.