The terminal interface to Emacs is marvelous and I like how it handles parentheses.
I have two questions as I'm trying to move to Emacs as both a writing and coding environment.
I installed a minimal Emacs distribution that uses Evil keybindings. My muscle memory is used to Vim and somewhat to CUA. Using Evil I feel fairly productive right away.
Question 1) Is there a balance to learning pure-Emacs keybindings vs. a 'distribution' or keybinding package? Do you lose out on Emacs way of doing things? Does this also make following documentation more difficult?
Question 2) Using Emacs as a plain text writing environment, it seems that the editor allows infinitely long lines with no CR or \N. Is there a way to get **hard-line returns ** automatically (say at 80 or 100 characters)? I've been able to fix this in some editors, but I can't figure this out with Emacs.
My work-around at the moment is to use the par or fmt utility after saving the file.