“Emacs admb-mode and tmb-mode, without the Emacs”
The main purpose of AD Studio is to make the convenient Emacs Emacs features of admb-mode and tmb-mode available to non-Emacs users. In other words, to disable the standard Emacs behavior.
Experienced Emacs users may prefer to ignore the AD Studio .emacs file, and simply install and load ADMB Mode (admb.el) and TMB Mode (tmb.el) like other Emacs packages. They are written as standard “major modes’’ that follow all Emacs mode conventions.