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Old 05-21-2003, 10:04 AM   #1
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Old 05-21-2003, 10:18 AM   #2
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Not really being a user of either (apart from Vim to change grub.cong and xfree86config) I have no end user insight. But, as with many things on Linux, I would advise you to install and uninstall and use both.

A list of features could be provided, but only you can judge which you prefer.
 
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yes to list features could be lengthy... instead what features are you looking for? syntax highlighting? multiple buffers? macros? etc.
 
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Old 05-21-2003, 01:15 PM   #5
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Small, fast, light, Syntax highlighting for tons of stuff? Sounds like you want gvim! I use gvim for everything. Basically, it is just vim with a neat GUI.

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Old 05-21-2003, 01:18 PM   #6
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I've always been attracted to editors which are small, fast, light on resources, and still fairly attractive (design and features).

Then you might want to focus on Vi or Vim (whichever your distro has), because as I understand it, Emacs is a lot heavier when you compare the two.

I've never really used Emacs tho, just read a bit about it (have books on both Emacs and Vi) and ended up playing more with Vi...

Personally I find the concept of Vi pretty cool...its fast, has lots of features and its made so that when you learn to use it, your fingers stay on the keyboard...it just feels more efficient to use.
 
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I'll second that emotion.
 
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