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Emacs and vi and nedit and ???

Unread postby Oskar45 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:51 am

Hope you noticed I said "and" and NOT "vs". No intention here to start a religious war. And it's certainly not worth a poll - but what editor are you using regularily? I don't like nedit and vi at all, so I use Emacs all the time [its dired is simply gorgeous]. Your mileage will for sure vary - anyhow, which editor are you using normally for editing your files?
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Re: Emacs and vi and nedit and ???

Unread postby hamei » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:37 am

Oskar45 wrote:... anyhow, which editor are you using normally for editing your files?

I'm kind of a fan of EDLIN, actually ...

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Re: Emacs and vi and nedit and ???

Unread postby Oskar45 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:53 am

hamei wrote:
Oskar45 wrote:... anyhow, which editor are you using normally for editing your files?

I'm kind of a fan of EDLIN, actually ...

Great - but aren't you playing some games with me? I remember edlin from MSDOS < V6. I never even thought of it using it under Irix. So, how can I start it now [under 6.5.30]?
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Re: Emacs and vi and nedit and ???

Unread postby nekonoko » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:56 am

I use 'vim' rather than stock IRIX vi; mostly as I've found the stock vi chokes on some files that vim handles just fine.
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Unread postby Oskar45 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:08 am

nekonoko wrote:I use 'vim' rather than stock IRIX vi; mostly as I've found the stock vi chokes on some files that vim handles just fine.

And your alternative for EMACS dired is what?
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Re: Emacs and vi and nedit and ???

Unread postby nekonoko » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:13 am

Oskar45 wrote:
nekonoko wrote:I use 'vim' rather than stock IRIX vi; mostly as I've found the stock vi chokes on some files that vim handles just fine.

And your alternative for EMACS dired is what?


Not being an EMACS user, I can't answer that question intelligently. I use vi because it's available on most UNIX systems by default.
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Unread postby pierocks » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:28 pm

vim user here...because it's about 1/4th the size of emacs and seriously the control key sequences don't make any sense to me :)
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Re: Emacs and vi and nedit and ???

Unread postby nekobean » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:41 pm

GNU Emacs! I never figured dired out, but I prefer just using the command line. Only emacs can do AucTeX, any language you need (Chinese for me), mh for e-mail (emh), calendars, calculator, wads of buffers at the same time, sessions,... Shoot, you could live in emacs if it could only make a decent cup of coffee. :D
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Re: Emacs and vi and nedit and ???

Unread postby zizban » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:45 pm

Command line: pico (or nano).

GUI: Nedit

I have used Vi and it gives me headaches.

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Unread postby anotherlin » Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:15 pm

I use vi, well in fact vim, but I don't use vim's extended features except syntax highlight sometimes. I've never figured out how to emacs, the ctrl key sequences are just to complicated. Besides, it uses too much resources.

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Re: Emacs and vi and nedit and ???

Unread postby regan_russell » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:34 pm

I don't like emacs much, but I learn to use whatever is at hand.

vi is everywhere. It is the standard UNIX editor, learn it, live with it.

The little 12 cpu UltraSparc IV box I work on had nedit installed on it already when I started working there so I use that or vi, because that is all that I have... unless I want to put in change control forms and sit in endless change control meetings just to get something else installed.

A lot of people use Eclispe which I think is resource wasteful and almost as mentally warping as Java..

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Re: Emacs and vi and nedit and ???

Unread postby cvisors » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:29 pm

I'm a dead set vi user.

just as it will be installed on pretty much anything I use. From bsd4.2 to irix, to some linux.

And it's even there on mac os x.

i love vi :)

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Re: Emacs and vi and nedit and ???

Unread postby nekobean » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:14 am

anotherlin wrote:I use vi, well in fact vim, but I don't use vim's extended features except syntax highlight sometimes. I've never figured out how to emacs, the ctrl key sequences are just to complicated. Besides, it uses too much resources.

Print the GNU Emacs Reference Card, and keep it handy for the first few days. That is usually all it takes. Fortunately/Unfortunately, Emacs is like Un*x/TeX/LaTeX, etc, in that it has so much that is can be overwhelming, but once you find those pieces you need, you can hardly live without it. Now, if only I could find a vi/vim reference card...
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Re: Emacs and vi and nedit and ???

Unread postby landy » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:26 am

vim - I use it on IRIX, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Windows and even on VMS.
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Re: Emacs and vi and nedit and ???

Unread postby pierocks » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:14 pm

nekobean wrote:
anotherlin wrote:I use vi, well in fact vim, but I don't use vim's extended features except syntax highlight sometimes. I've never figured out how to emacs, the ctrl key sequences are just to complicated. Besides, it uses too much resources.

Print the GNU Emacs Reference Card, and keep it handy for the first few days. That is usually all it takes. Fortunately/Unfortunately, Emacs is like Un*x/TeX/LaTeX, etc, in that it has so much that is can be overwhelming, but once you find those pieces you need, you can hardly live without it. Now, if only I could find a vi/vim reference card...


Some would argue that one shouldn't need a reference card for their text editor ;)
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