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On 12-Apr-97 Jason Costomiris wrote:
>I never said the various emacsen couldn't do it. I find emacs very
>confusing. 47 bazillion different "modes" to do everything, a googleplex
>of command key sequences, and sucks RAM like it's going out of style.
>Sounds like something straight out of Redmond. Even the modes lack a
>redeeming quality, being written in LISP a language that uses more
>parentheses than actual code.
>> Why go back to a command shell editor when I can use a GUI editor?
>You want a GUI so bad? gvim.
>> vi had it's time. Time to move on. There are better editors now.
>Better for who? I like vi. Who are you to tell me that I can't use my
>favorite editor? I even have a copy of vim on my PowerBook.
Sorry. I was watching these vi msgs go back and forth and had to jump in and
make it worse. I think everyone should use whatever they want to. I agree
100% about emacs. I have better things to do than to memorize all that crap.
That's why I use the GUI version, menu's.
After seeing remarks like - tell them to use jove, if they can't handle it
give 'em a pencil and eraser. I wanted to jump in. vi-hards try to make
those that won't use it look like less than they are or something. A persons
choice of editors has nothing to do with what they can do on a *nix system.
I think the original reason for this endless thread was to discuss the best
editor for a base install. One of the points I tried to get across is that a
newbie won't be able to use any editor that isn't either similar to an M$
editor (not edlin) or that doesn't have a menu of some kind, such as ae.
Anyway. Sorry for raising your blood pressure.
Have a good one.
Rick Jones E-Mail: Rick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12-Apr-97 Time: 02:37:47
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