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Re: bi

On 17 Apr 1997, Alair Pereira do Lago wrote:

> Neither do I.  Even in X, I almost do not use the mouse.  Indeed, inside a
> console or inside an xterm (emacs -nw) I could only use the mouse if I have done
> some non-standard configuration.  Just don't use the mouse if you prefer. You
> can do everything without the mouse.   

I wasn't talking about the mouse (I use it mostly to travel; between X
windows), I was talking about all the Escape-Meta-Alt-Control-Shift
and arrows...

> Get fvwm-mode (from fvwm-mode.el somewhere) for instance. IMHO, it
> is much more simple to edit fvwm configuration files using this
> mode.  I think this mode was also helpfull when I was configuring
> apache since the configuration files syntax are not so different.
> BTW, use lazy-lock if you are concerned about font-lock CPU
> consuming.

I'm not using fvwm.  I use font-lock for C.  Yes, it does increase
readability.  Both vi and emacs are good for programming, because
programmers are the ones who write editors :)  Well, I don't think ed
is good for programming, but sometimes you just have to use it.

> I usually use Gnus inside emacs for reading and writing news and
> mail.

I hate using emacs as something but an editor.

> I can also score messages according to the author or according to strings
> present in the subject field.

I think other mailers / newsreaders can do it too...

> Emacs is good to be loadedall the time.  Perhaps in my swap, if I am
> not using it.

Well, that's right.  Emacs seems to be designed to run from .xsession
and to stay somewhere on the background until you logout.  The only
thing it can't do is to be a window manager ;)

> > I don't like incremental search because it's slow.

> I sincerely disagree here.  I sincerely do not see how typing
> 'monitor' and ENTER in a search field can be faster than typing just
> 'mon' when I am looking for the section monitor in my
> /etc/X11/XF86Config.

Well, it's slow because it takes resources.  When you type m, it finds
something like "XConsortium", when you type o, it finds "modify", and
it searches all the time...  Give your processor a brk!

> I have just tested in an 8M 486 DX2/66 and incremental search was
> faster thanI could type.  And I tried to be fast.

Well, I didn't say it's _so_ slow, I just said it's heavy.

Use ed!  As long as you don't know teco.

Vadim Vygonets * vadik@cs.huji.ac.il * vadik@debian.org * Unix admin
If you think C++ is not overly complicated, just what is a protected
abstract virtual base pure virtual private destructor, and when was
the last time you needed one?  -- Tom Cargil, C++ Journal, Fall 1990.

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