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Old 10-07-2003, 07:05 PM   #16
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I use VIM for the X window system. It also runs it console but the X version is better. When I program in c++ or Java vim helps so much with syntax highlighting. The highlighting is availible in many languages even HTML. Emacs is too big and complicated to learn compared to using the X window version of VIM.
Old 10-08-2003, 01:32 AM   #17
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Personally, I use XEmacs. I have used(and still use) vi for short and quick forays into files, but use XEmacs for all the serious stuff. I use XEmacs for programming, editing, playing, browsing , as a shell and also as a file system browser. I use XEmacs even to program in KDE or Java, though I tried out KDevelop, NetBeans et. al.

So, if you have to try an all purpose editor, go for emacsen.
Old 10-15-2003, 10:00 AM   #18
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I like vim, it has a steep learning curve but relatively low headache probability after that.

However, I can't say much about emac because I don't use it :P
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Old 10-15-2003, 11:23 AM   #19
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hehe, this really is going to be one of those threads, isn't it
Well, I personally don't like vi &c, because I just use the text editor functionality of it. I use a simpler editor called nano, which is similar to pico. This way, it's more intuitive [eg, I don't have to <Esc>, :wq to save and exit, I can just <ctrl>-O ]
Old 10-15-2003, 06:22 PM   #20
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I like vim, seems hard at first but you get use to it in no time.


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