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That's the question of the day. What kinds of tools do you like when programming? I'm talking about anything from fancy IDEs like KDevelop or Ajunta to cat - >foo.c I've been playing with KDevelop lately, but I'm finding I have to fight with it too much, so I'm considering going back to the good old xterm & vim.
A few defines with global-set-key in the .emacs file takes care of that, I have all the frequently used functions defined to F1-F12 and the keypad keys. I've found there's no quicker/easier way to do power-editing, including pulldown menus & icon buttons for functions.
When I first worked on Linux, the local gurus introduced me to VI and I've been using it ever since(say, 2 years). But now, I'm trying to get comfortable to emacs...The only thing I don't like about emacs is, autosaving feature...creates ~ files and I hate them. Emacs is one true hack and Richard Stallman is the last of the legendary AI Lab Hackers. Hats off to RMS.
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Vim too creates ~ (backup) files unless :set nobackup is specified. I dont use Emacs but i'm 100% sure it has a option to disable saving backups if they bother you..
So yeah, aterm and Vim! (For minimal programming i do that is...)
Distribution: Emacs and linux is its device driver(Slackware,redhat)
Originally posted by vanquisher When I first worked on Linux, the local gurus introduced me to VI and I've been using it ever since(say, 2 years). But now, I'm trying to get comfortable to emacs...The only thing I don't like about emacs is, autosaving feature...creates ~ files and I hate them. Emacs is one true hack and Richard Stallman is the last of the legendary AI Lab Hackers. Hats off to RMS.
you can collect them to a folder under your home like that
;;save everything to a folder
backup-by-copying t ; don't clobber symlinks
'(("." . "~/.saves")) ; don't litter my fs tree
version-control t) ; use versioned backups
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