|P is for Practical|
I'm currently finishing up my new book (Perl Best Practices, O'Reilly) and I'm writing an appendix showing how to set up certain editor facilities that make Perl programming easier.
As a dedicated vim user, I can handle that side of things fine, but when it comes to Emacs, I'm Escape-Meta-Alt-Control-Stupid.
I would be very grateful (and would be sure to acknowledge in the book) if some of my learned fellow monks who are fluent in both vim and Emacs could offer me a consensus on the best way to translate the following .vimrc configurations into something suitable for a user's .emacs file.
The first pastes in a handy pair of lines for debugging...
The second set load prefab document templates from a standard location...
The third sets sane tab-stoppage...
If anyone would like to suggest better vim solutions as well, I'd be doubly grateful.
And I'll also happily consider adding in the equivalent config advice for other major editors (e.g. UltraEdit, BBEdit, TextWrangler) if anyone feels competent to offer it.