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Poll: Your favorite editor?
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The nominees are:

i will use vim until the day i die!
emacs is the greatest text editor on earth!
no real preference
what's an editor?
people who live/die by one specific editor are DUMB.

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Old 07-05-2003, 07:32 PM   #1
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your editor of choice...

not trying to start any holy wars, honest.

please vote, reasons why are (obviously) optional...
Old 07-05-2003, 07:45 PM   #2
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You left out Pico/Nano. (But then I see this is in programming...)
I think you are trying to start a holy war.
Old 07-05-2003, 08:57 PM   #3
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I usually stick with the simplest.

On Linux: pico, kwrite.
On Win: notepad.
Old 07-06-2003, 12:35 AM   #4
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epm, not available outside OS/2 ... :/

In Linux: emacs with Else-mode

Old 07-06-2003, 12:56 AM   #5
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in console: vim

in X: cooledit

it's nice, fast, and has good features.
Old 07-15-2003, 06:16 AM   #6
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Well I voted for vim. If you would have asked me this quesion earlier, vim would be my last choice. funny how things can change.

Just wondering: back in the Windows-XP days, I used TextPad a lot. It there anything that good and fast available in Linux too? Sure it exists, but never really looked good enough I think.
Old 07-15-2003, 08:35 AM   #7
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Vim has my vote, cuz it's small and efficient; it has only what I need to work(no useless things on the sides).
It's an text editor, only a text editor... Not a coffee, vaccum [...] machine like emacs
Old 07-15-2003, 09:23 AM   #8
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Originally posted by lokee
It's an text editor, only a text editor... Not a coffee, vaccum [...] machine like emacs [/B]
hehe You've got my vote too but let's not start an vim-emacs here here shall we?

Tough, there is something I'd like to share with you: I once read the quote "Emacs is a great operating system, but it lacks good development". --hehe cute. But honestly, I never used emacs, so I believe I'm a little biased.
Old 07-15-2003, 10:02 AM   #9
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Under text mode I use the editor included with mc, under X, I use kwrite.

As for vim,emacs and the likes, I couldn't do anything useful with them because I couldn't understand how to use them!
Old 07-15-2003, 10:48 AM   #10
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Nedit. Sometimes i use vim, but needs a lot of time to be fully understood.
Old 07-15-2003, 10:53 AM   #11
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If im in the console, i prefer either pico or vi, if im outside the console i prefer QUANTA PLUS..

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Old 07-15-2003, 12:43 PM   #12
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Emacs here, don't like vi much.
Old 07-15-2003, 03:51 PM   #13
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So I'm first hare to say I don't like emacs and vim, I prefer something simplier - use joe in console, no preference in X.
Old 07-15-2003, 07:36 PM   #14
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I don't like Emacs and even less vi/vim.

In X, I use kwrite
In console, I use pico
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Wheres Gedit?


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