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Re: Re: Re: Editing features for power users

by jlongino (Parson)
on Jan 27, 2002 at 01:42 UTC ( #141837=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Editing features for power users
in thread Editing features for advanced users

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I was pretty sure vi, vim, and gvim could meet my short list, probably my longer list too. I'm not so sure, at least from what I've read in this thread and my limited exposure to vi, that they fit the bill as far as short learning curve and familiar keyboard shortcuts (afraid the command/edit mode ":" annoyance is something I just can't get past).

As for regex-like find/replace? I don't really like regex at all, and don't particularly want to learn two different flavors. Don't get me wrong, with Perl it is a wonderful and efficient tool for people who like it, need it and too rarely use it correctly, I just usually don't (like, need, or use it correctly ;-). On the rare occasions that I do need it, I use it appreciatively, but to use a different flavor of it regularly for editor find/replace? Er, no thanx.


re:  Screamer++, fair enough!

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Re^4: Editing features for power users
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jan 27, 2002 at 03:48 UTC
    You can use regexes to search and replace - doesn't mean you have to. :-)

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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