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View Poll Results: Editor of the Year
vi/vim 370 38.30%
emacs 123 12.73%
jEdit 120 12.42%
nano 53 5.49%
pico 42 4.35%
Kate 132 13.66%
gedit 72 7.45%
Nedit 26 2.69%
joe 25 2.59%
mcedit 3 0.31%
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Old 12-12-2003, 01:19 AM   #61
Celti
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Down with vi! Down with emacs!

Nano is the one true editor!
</soapbox>
 
Old 12-12-2003, 06:12 AM   #62
guygriffiths
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It has to be Emacs because it's so great. I appreciate that Vi/Vim are good, but I can't be bothered to learn them, and Emacs is so much more than a text editor, but it's fast enough to use as one.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 04:54 PM   #63
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Kedit is my notepad-for-linux. Unfortunately, it's not listed. Otherwise, I use BlueFish (but that's more in the HTML editor category I voted in).
 
Old 12-15-2003, 01:19 AM   #64
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vim - 40% emacs - 50% kwrite - 10%
I like Emacs the best. But sometimes when my .emacs gets blown up, it sucks. then i switch to vim. and if I'm in a really really good mood, i use kwrite, nothing to do with the features
 
Old 12-15-2003, 09:59 PM   #65
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vi gets my vote

I would use emacs if I didn't know vi so well.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 02:38 AM   #66
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I love Kate. -- J.W.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 08:00 AM   #67
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vi/vim is the edfault editor, it's ok but probably overrated. I do not like to press [Esc] key so often. My vote go for gedit this time. It support gtk input methods so with some IME tools I can edit unicode documents easily. If I have time, I may learn editor like emacs and give a fair rating.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 08:12 PM   #68
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VIM vs EMACS is a traditional topic on all linux, maybe also on other OS discussion boards.

When it come to it, I'd say I admire the full-features of emacs, but if one got his/her finger trained with with vi/vim/gvim, there is no way back ! I hate it if I have to free a hand for the mouse or other thing during the editing session. On vim ur fingers will be confortable always on the keyboard he heh

And EDITOR == VIM
On all platform for vim's users ..
 
Old 12-22-2003, 12:00 PM   #69
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I feel weird...
I've taken part in three polls so far:

Distros:Slackware
WM: Fluxbox
Editors: Vi/Vim

This is boooooring, everybody (<25%) using the same distro/WM/editor
 
Old 12-24-2003, 08:42 AM   #70
jharris
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Kate got my vote, although I actually use vi all the time. Vi for smaller jobs.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 01-06-2004, 07:10 PM   #71
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The great vi vs. emacs debate.

I first learned vi, and that's what I use. Emacs is not a bad text editor by any means, but vi gets my vote.

Last edited by agiacalone; 01-06-2004 at 07:12 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 11:35 AM   #72
dishawjp
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vi(m) is the only one I use. Never actually thought about how many others there are until I read this.

Why???
 
Old 01-08-2004, 11:51 AM   #73
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vim made me nuts..... (ok.. ok.. maybe i WAS already)....
but, i could not handle all the fancy features of vim, and i couldnt turn them off..... ive been using vi, since 1982, and all the "syntax", and "going to the same point, when opening a file", all the colors.... etc and stuff like that, just irked me.... like i said, i DID try to turn that stuff off....
i wanted a very very plain VI....

i ended up with ex/vi 3.7, which is VERY VANILLA, and works great
 
Old 01-08-2004, 12:26 PM   #74
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Quote:
Originally posted by lenlutz
vim made me nuts..... (ok.. ok.. maybe i WAS already)....
but, i could not handle all the fancy features of vim, and i couldnt turn them off..... ive been using vi, since 1982, and all the "syntax", and "going to the same point, when opening a file", all the colors.... etc and stuff like that, just irked me.... like i said, i DID try to turn that stuff off....
i wanted a very very plain VI....

i ended up with ex/vi 3.7, which is VERY VANILLA, and works great
Em... did you do 'set nocp' ???

If you don't want *any* features, use 'elvis' which is the plain 'vi' on Slackware IIRC.

Personally, I have found vim very easy to customize to work *exactly* how I want.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 03:43 PM   #75
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where is eclipse on this list?
 
  


 


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