Shell in Emacs?

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In my quest to ultimately run everything from Emacs, I'm now playing with running shells inside Emacs. What do people use? M-x shell, ansi-term or (gasp) eshell? Unsurprisingly they all seem to have their respective advantages and disadvantages, and no single one is perfect.

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I use emacs 25 so in theory I have that on I guess.

But I tried running cmatrix in ansi-term on a fullscreen emacs window and it was so slow

Christopher Allan Webber at 2017-05-03T18:08:14Z

It could actually be that emacs' current draw code is just not fast at drawing something something as fast-changing as cmatrix, and might not be ansi-term's fault at all.

Christopher Allan Webber at 2017-05-03T18:09:00Z

I just checked out what cmatrix is... woah! :-)

sazius at 2017-05-03T19:26:18Z

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@sazius I believe that's the canonical reaction. :-D

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2017-05-04T00:30:19Z

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