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View Poll Results: Gvim or Vim?
gvim 13 25.49%
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:45 PM   #16
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Mainly Gvim, because I like the power of Vim with the menus. I try to learn the commands for what I am doing, so that I can use them properly in Vim when I don't have a GUI.

I have my .vimrc set up to allow the mouse to be used in Vim, and various other settings that I like.

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Old 12-13-2006, 07:34 AM   #17
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And if you use vim, why do you use it over gvim?
Vim. Because I see no reason to use GVim over Vim.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 07:59 AM   #18
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For simply config tasks, vim. For programming, neither ^_^;;
 
Old 12-13-2006, 09:12 AM   #19
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I have my .vimrc set up to allow the mouse to be used in Vim, and various other settings that I like.
Interesting feature, didn't know you can do that. Have any websites that can show you how to set up the .vimrc in detail like that?

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For simply config tasks, vim. For programming, neither ^_^;;
So what do you use for programming? Just curious...
 
Old 12-13-2006, 09:26 AM   #20
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So what do you use for programming? Just curious...
I'm a big, big Eclipse fan, so Eclipse it is. There is nothing wrong coding with vi/vim really. But for me, it is just much more comfortable to use an IDE where I can compile, test and organize my code in packages. Besides, code-completion is pretty neat and fast within Eclipse, to do not mention all the awesome plugins that you can user together with it. I can picture myself coding in vi with small projects, but definitely not vim for larger projects ^_^;
 
Old 12-13-2006, 10:29 AM   #21
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Interesting feature, didn't know you can do that. Have any websites that can show you how to set up the .vimrc in detail like that?
It is covered in the help file within vim. Just add the following to your .vimrc:

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set mouse=a
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:58 AM   #22
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I'm a big, big Eclipse fan, so Eclipse it is. There is nothing wrong coding with vi/vim really. But for me, it is just much more comfortable to use an IDE where I can compile, test and organize my code in packages. Besides, code-completion is pretty neat and fast within Eclipse, to do not mention all the awesome plugins that you can user together with it. I can picture myself coding in vi with small projects, but definitely not vim for larger projects ^_^;
And any of this is relevant to the OPs question how?

If he wanted an 'editor' that grabs half the physical
RAM of his machine he surely would have done so,
and asked about your preferences.


Cheers,
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:12 PM   #23
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And any of this is relevant to the OPs question how?
I would say it's relevant, since we are talking about 'editors.' I guess I should have posted another option onto the poll saying "Other" but if one doesn't use either vim/gvim then I would like to know why. Though, he didn't say that until I asked him.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 03:02 PM   #24
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And any of this is relevant to the OPs question how?

If he wanted an 'editor' that grabs half the physical
RAM of his machine he surely would have done so,
and asked about your preferences.


Cheers,
Tink
Please, read question stated on post number 17. He wanted to know 'what' I use for programing and I answered that. And he is also the OP

Cheers,
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:15 PM   #25
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Please, read question stated on post number 17. He wanted to know 'what' I use for programing and I answered that. And he is also the OP

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Vim. Because I see no reason to use GVim over Vim.
Hmmmm

Ok, so I read the whole thread over (again), and you actually meant
#19. Oh well. Just like you're eager to get a plug to your preferences
in I'm eager to get a plug against java based tools. ;}


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-13-2006, 08:58 PM   #26
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I sometimes feel there's no point in using gvim. Yeah, it is a good editor, but in pure text mode, I use vim, while for GUI mode, I generally prefer an editor like Kate or KWrite. gvim doesn't fit into my scheme of things (although it could be useful for a non-KDE user on a lightweight WM)

Yes, vim is good if you use all its advanced editing features - it's just a matter of analyzing whether your learning curve (and it varies from individual to individual) is worth the payoffs and benefits in terms of improved productivity (and again, this would be a subjective term). I am still an "intermediate" vim user in the sense that I know practically most of the basic editing commands including copy/paste and undo, but I still haven't tapped into its full feature set.

My take on the whole "editor" issue is to use what is most productive for you and not just because somebody says it's uber-cool to use vi or emacs.

Sometimes too much is made of individual preferences. It's just about picking the right tools for the right job for you

Last edited by vharishankar; 12-13-2006 at 09:03 PM.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 10:37 PM   #27
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If anyone would like to see some .vimrc for example or to "borrow" from here is mine:
http://oliver.steven.googlepages.com/vimrc
and the one I "borrowed" most of mine from:
http://ciaranm.org/vimrc
 
Old 12-14-2006, 05:36 PM   #28
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Penguin of Wonder - Thanks for the links! I've learned a couple things from them already. It takes some knowledge and time to get the right setup going.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 11:27 PM   #29
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vim (which is 99% of the time symlinked to vi) when in a CLI, just because it's quick and clean, and Emacs when in X.
 
  


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