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Re: Emacs like environment for VIM

On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 01:37:02PM +0545, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> Hi,
> Emacs has been praised by many. It's said to be an all-in-one editor.
> Read mail, surf the web, code... everything there.
> Do we have similar environments for VIM ? I like the idea vim has of
> modes. Is there any software which is just like Emacs(with loads of
> features like mail, web, development) but designed specifically for vim
> ? Yes, I know vip-mode and viper are alternatives but they don't adhere
> all features of vim everywhere into emacs. They just seem incomplete
> emulators.
> It would have been great to see a Emacs kind software for vim too.

Emacs is far more than an editor.  On the other hand, vim is more loyal to
the traditional UNIX idea of doing only one thing and doing it well.  In
other words, vim is "just" an editor.  It won't read your email and it won't
browse the web for you.  However, it is perfectly possible to configure mail
clients such as mutt to use vim to compose emails.  It also supports syntax
highlighting, which comes in handy when coding.  There are many other apps
out there that, although sporting a nice GUI, also allow you to use vim to
edit code.  Heck, it's even possible to configure Mozilla Firefox to use
the vi bindings (1), although this is not vim strictly speaking.  In any
case, I suppose what I'm trying to say is that vim is not Emacs, and that's
the nice thing about open source.  You choose. 


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