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View Poll Results: What is the best text editor ever?
Emacs 28 19.72%
Vi, Vi clones 64 45.07%
Kate 14 9.86%
GEdit 2 1.41%
Joe 5 3.52%
Pico 6 4.23%
KWrite 5 3.52%
Notepad 3 2.11%
Bluefish 2 1.41%
Other (Please post what other) 13 9.15%
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Old 08-03-2004, 04:44 PM   #16
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http://www.hackles.org/cgi-bin/archives.pl?request=284

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Old 08-04-2004, 12:02 AM   #17
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Gedit all the way

It's all about Gedit. Syntax highlighting for every language imaginable. Ooohh yeah. Can't get much better than that.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 10:56 AM   #18
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geek airlines -- LOL

imo, the vi/emacs war is idiotic. this animousity should be re-focused on the real enemy to computer productivity which is microsoft.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:24 PM   #19
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SciTE. Works for linux and windows and it is small and excellent. I felt guilty for not buying TextPad after using it for so long, so I looked at another free text editor that was comparable, and SciTE is better than text pad (more customizable and more features. A slightly higher learning curve too), but it is also there for linux. Needless to say, it removed my guilt since it is completely free!
 
Old 08-04-2004, 06:17 PM   #20
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Yay for editor wars! Emacs for president.
Quote:
Originally posted by digiot
Is that legal?



No. It also causes Cancer, so don't do it kids.

Of course, the question is, why would you have Vi installed at all? I mean, come on!

/me runs for cover

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Old 08-04-2004, 06:26 PM   #21
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Of course, the question is, why would you have Vi installed at all?
The answer is as simple as that: To avoid people to have to use emacs.

Btw, i like your signature (C-x C-s C-x k), reminds me of a costudent of mine who once wanted to make a simple copy paste, but instead deleted his whole file and saved it and closed emacs... after about twenty non-memorizable key-combinations... (i think he thought he knew...)

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Old 08-04-2004, 07:03 PM   #22
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Originally posted by Charalambos
The answer is as simple as that: To avoid people to have to use emacs.

Btw, i like your signature (C-x C-s C-x k), reminds me of a costudent of mine who once wanted to make a simple copy paste, but instead deleted his whole file and saved it and closed emacs... after about twenty non-memorizable key-combinations... (i think he thought he knew...)
As you can see then, Emacs is essential to weed out the sub-standard hackers / admins. People who successfully use Emacs are therefore the cream of the crop. Obviously.

/me continues to run for cover, laughing maniacally

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Old 08-05-2004, 01:55 PM   #23
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As you can see then, Emacs is essential to weed out the sub-standard hackers / admins. People who successfully use Emacs are therefore the cream of the crop. Obviously.
Good point though. But imagine how much time a vi user can save with commands that are made of 1 or 2 keystrokes. Efficiency is vi's word. And just think about the unnecessary attrition of your keyboard...
 
Old 08-05-2004, 02:25 PM   #24
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Originally posted by Charalambos
Good point though. But imagine how much time a vi user can save with commands that are made of 1 or 2 keystrokes. Efficiency is vi's word. And just think about the unnecessary attrition of your keyboard...
Interesting. Unlike those who chose to torture themselves with Vi, I do not have to move my left hand as far as the Esc key to 'change mode', and can therefore keep my fingers closer to the 'home' keys.

As for the attrition, I worship at the alter of the IBM Model M keyboard. Please see the following link to see why any excessive use is not an issue.
http://www.dansdata.com/ibmkeyboard.htm

Also, Vi smells. You know it makes sense.

Dave
 
Old 08-05-2004, 03:52 PM   #25
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What are you guys, stupid? Microsoft Word 2000 was amazing.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 04:03 PM   #26
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Do we need this on top of the members choice awards?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=116386
 
Old 08-05-2004, 04:15 PM   #27
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Cooooledit, man...
 
Old 08-05-2004, 04:59 PM   #28
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Quote:
Originally posted by ilikejam
...As for the attrition, I worship at the alter of the IBM Model M keyboard. Please see the following link to see why any excessive use is not an issue.
http://www.dansdata.com/ibmkeyboard.htm...
Best. Keyboard. Ever.

I've got a Model M (not sure of the precise variant) on my P100. It's not just the win keys, but the multimedia keys and everything else, that keep it from remaining my primary keyboard but it's still great. That's a freaking tank of a keyboard and the 350-P100 itself does a fair imitation of a battleship. Completely different from the current flimsy stuff. Zippos and Bics; IBM keyboards and everything else.

Quote:
Originally posted by ilikejam
Interesting. Unlike those who chose to torture themselves with Vi, I do not have to move my left hand as far as the Esc key to 'change mode', and can therefore keep my fingers closer to the 'home' keys...
So swap capslock and escape. And doesn't emacs use EscapeMetaAltControlShift?

Quote:
Originally posted by ilikejam
...Also, Vi smells. ...
Mmm. Roses.

In all seriousness, I just want my editor to edit, is all. And I like how vi is really ex which is based on ed, which ties in with sed, grep, awk, more/less, and everything else Unix-ish. (I hated both vi and emacs at first but sitting down with the mighty ed was the key to unlocking vi.) To each their own.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:40 AM   #29
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What are you guys, stupid? Microsoft Word 2000 was amazing.
I think we have a winner.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 01:18 AM   #30
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Wink

I voted for emacs, but hey KATE is really good.
 
  


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