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Re: Cross-platform development: editors

by saberworks (Curate)
on Nov 16, 2004 at 20:28 UTC ( #408232=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Cross-platform development: editors

Have you tried gvim (vim-gtk package on Debian)? It has all the features you listed and more of course.


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Re^2: Cross-platform development: editors
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Nov 16, 2004 at 20:36 UTC
    gvim has folding and projects? That's the first I've heard ...

    Update: Wow ... maybe I should get out of the stone age of Solaris7 vi and start using a real editor, huh!

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      Sure does. :help folding and :help session. Well, sessions aren't exactly projects, but they can be, in a vim-hacky sort of way. (It's nice that they save lots of state including ^] history and all that.)

      Gvim definitely has folding support. Not sure about projects. It does have support for Ant build files. However, I just recently moved over to gvim from emacs so I know only bits and pieces about vim.

      GNU Emacs has support for all the features that OP asked for.

      gvim has folding and projects? That's the first I've heard

      How much have you really investigated VIM? I've used it daily for over two years, and I'm still finding new things. Folding is something I've known existed for some time now, but only in the past few months started using -- but it's been in there for years.

      If you're interested in managing projects in VIM, the excellent project plugin has been a staple of my VIM setup practically from the time I started using it.

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by g00n (Hermit) on Nov 17, 2004 at 04:02 UTC

    gvim, vim cover 4 of the major wants you listed above:

    • syntax
    • resource (only reason emacs sucks)
    • folding
    • X platform features

    the kicker I've usually found is when you are working on a machine w/o enough resources for emacs OR some foreign machine that only has vi (elvis). Then most of the editing attributes you found in vim, gvim are still there .. just degraded.

    Plus vim has reference book and other docs for those who want to get it and an active developer community (scripts etc).

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