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View Poll Results: What's your preferred programming environment?
Spiffy IDE - KDevelop, Ajunta, etc. 18 26.47%
A cool editor such as emacs 14 20.59%
xterm & vi 31 45.59%
ed 1 1.47%
Punchcards 4 5.88%
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Old 10-02-2003, 07:36 PM   #16
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Originally posted by m0rl0ck
Warm tombstone pizza to my left, large glass of coke to my right, camel filters tucked under the right corner of my monitor within easy reach, low intensity ambient lighting.
Alternatly, little debbie fudge rounds and a huge pot of coffee, etc


*SIGH* Man I miss crunch time....I've left behind contract work and now work 9 to 5 (sort of) but I miss those weekends before the deadline, a 24 of Jolt cola, a 12 of beer, some take out pizza and loud fast music to keep me going til Monday 9am
Old 10-02-2003, 08:01 PM   #17
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have always used Vi
gotta try Vim
but when it absolutly has to be done now, its vi
( its just soooo short to type in and run )
Old 10-02-2003, 08:25 PM   #18
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It's easy and basic. I hate ide's.
Old 10-02-2003, 10:35 PM   #19
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For the last two week's i have been using the VIm and Xterm with Window Maker, who knew i was so 1337 all along?
Old 10-02-2003, 10:49 PM   #20
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started programming within a windows system for linux server so i am kinda hooked on EditPlus2. to alieve my need i run editplus via wine on my lin box.
Old 10-03-2003, 01:28 AM   #21
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ehdwuld, there's an easy solution to your problem:

alias vi=vim

On my system, even that isn't necessary, since /usr/bin/vi is a symlink to vim.
Old 10-03-2003, 01:44 AM   #22
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ok thats at the command prompt or as root
$ alias vi=vim

# alias vi=vim
Old 10-03-2003, 02:31 PM   #23
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You should be able to do the alias as a normal user - root access isn't required. Aliases are a standard feature of any decent shell like bash.

If you want the alias to be permanent, you'll want to put the alias line in your .bashrc (that is ~/.bashrc). If your install is vaguely like mine, there should already be a few aliases in there, so you just add this one to them.

I'll need to get kvim back on my system (the package I was using wasn't based on the same version of standard vim, so they fought.)

Now this is turning into editor wars... EMACS!!! VI!!! EMACS!!! VI!!! TASTES GREAT!!! LESS FILLING!!!
Old 10-03-2003, 02:37 PM   #24
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for the sake of political correctness
let me state that,
" I am not saying that any editor is better or worse than any other
only that I am more familiar or more comfortable with my choice. "

Old 10-05-2003, 03:04 AM   #25
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vim, it seems to know every filetype i've ever had to deal with (including zone data files and named.conf)

emacs is my second choice but i dont use it as much as i use vim.
Old 10-14-2003, 10:24 PM   #26
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ANJUTA is looking sexy, but when im feeling gangsta, its pico chumps
Old 10-15-2003, 12:21 AM   #27
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nothing beats vi...
Old 10-15-2003, 02:28 AM   #28
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Hah.. I'm back!!

I finally escaped from my programming and actually read LQ again!!!

Many thousands of ASM lines later and I'm still using the MPLAB IDE. Windows proggie... I know I know... I gotta use it since the only pcmcia serial card "unofficially" recommended by Microchip doesn't work in Linux. USB to serial adapter are basically junk and can't handle anything precise. They're only good for a mouse or a joystick.

MPLAB is essentially Notepad with an assembler, simulator, and burner bundled in. The Linux equivalent would be Vi, gpasm, and gpsim. I'd use them if I could.

Back to the trenches.... and an attempt at stripping down the PICLIST's 16 bit multiplication routines.
Old 10-15-2003, 09:23 AM   #29
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I use emacs for all of my computing needs(not only programming) and sometimes is the only program open in my system. I wonder why emacs still doesn't play songs...
Old 10-16-2003, 08:37 AM   #30
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