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Re: Editor to program in C



On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 7:37 PM, Mike McCarty
<Mike McCarty sbcglobal net> wrote:
> Alan Evans wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 7:56 AM, Jose Celestino wrote:
>>>
>>> Words by Tim [Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 01:20:31AM +1030]:
>>>>
>>>> There's one thing worse than vi, and that's emacs.   ;-)
>>>>
>>> And vice-versa :)
>>>
>>
>> That, sir, is the finest response I have ever seen.
>>
>> You've settled the entire vi/emacs war in two words. I bow low to your
>> obviously superior debate skills.
>
> :-)
>
> I don't like either one of 'em, and so I don't (much) use either
> of them.
>
> The one thing that vi has over every other editor in the world
> is that it's present on all UNIX (like) systems by default, so if you
> can get around in it somewhat, you'll be able to use any random
> system you walk up to. That used to be an argument for ed :-)
>
> For that reason, I've made sure I can more or less get along with
> vi, though I don't use it on my system. Since emacs doesn't have
> that advantage, I don't ever use it.
>
> Anyway, that's the one recommendation I can make. Make sure you
> can use vi a little bit, even if you don't like it, because it
> is always present (unless the sysadmins are anti - vi maniacs and
> have deleted it).
>
> For your own machine, find and install an editor you like,
> configure it the way you want, and use that. If necessary
> port it to other machines as necessary, like where you work.
> Unless, of course, they insist that you use some editor they
> already have, in which case, grit your teeth and learn to
> use it.
>
> BTW, don't delete either emacs or vi from your system, since
> other pieces of it may depend on their existence. I've got
> both installed (and vi's descendent vim) though I never run
> any of 'em, for that reason.
>
> Mike
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So, at the end of the day, do you mean that emacs rulez? ;)

-- 
Armin Moradi


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