good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW
Re: Re: Perl/MySQL Development Environmentby cLive ;-) (Prior)
|on May 26, 2002 at 22:43 UTC||Need Help??|
Let me second that, and explain why.
When debugging, I bet your routine is something like this:
Now, if it's a big change you may not mind, but what if all you're doing is changing the odd word? It gets a bit tedious.
Editing in vi/vim can speed this up considerably. It's on the server, so you don't have to worry about editing stuff from another machine that doesn't have UltraEdit on it if your away from yours (only ssh client - you do use ssh, don't you:).
It's easy to get overwhelmed though with vim's features, so to begin with, I suggest you learn the following:
Typing a number before most of the commands above duplicates the action that many times.
If you take it slowly and just learn a few commands at a time, it's easier to learn.
After that, I'd move onto keyboard movement (hjkl), marking and yanking (copying), eg m'a, followed by y'a to mark and copy. p is put (paste).
Finally, this is a good book to get you going.