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Re: Editor to program in C



Gene Heskett wrote:
On Tuesday 28 April 2009, Dave Ihnat wrote:
On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 08:34:09PM +0100, Chris Jones wrote:
Emacs is my editor of choice, and I disagree it has a learning curve.
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vi on the other hand ;)
Aw, crud.  I've dealt with this stupid war for 28 years.

And just to throw gas on the fire--so I'm not pacifist, sue me--I still
think Emacs is overblown for an editor.  A comment I made about Emacs
about '82 or so on Usenet was, "If I wanted an operating system, I'd
get one.  Emacs has everything except the kitchen sink."

And someone pointed out the icon for Emacs was...well, guess.

Naw, couldn't be.  Say it isn't so... :)

Does vim have an icon? I've never seen it if it does, but I don't use anything else enough to remember the syntax.

Another valid comment about Emacs back then:  "Put your coffee cup on
the keyboard and roll it around; it will hit keys that all do
*something*."  (Problem was, probably nothing you wanted.)

Hey, strokes for folks--the great thing about Unix/Linux was summed up
in another quote from those long-ago days:

 Unix doesn't just let you shoot yourself in the foot.  It asks you
 what caliber you want.

And I usually chose the 4 ga punt gun. Its so heavy the only thing I could hit is the floor cuz I could get it propped up on my foot. ;)

Don't let Nancy Pelosi hear you, she'll want to take it away. Probably citing roving urban street gangs rowing through the sewers terrorizing the passers-by. Sounds like a scene from the forthcoming 2012 movie "Max Max Beyond Armageddon." ;-)

--
Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot


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