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Re: (OT) Wanted: Compact Perl Syntax High-lighting Editorby liverpole (Monsignor)
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This is almost turning into a poll :-)
My $0.02 would also be to go with vim, and its "graphical" version gvim too. It's an amazing tool, which has come a long, long way from its vi roots.
Ironically, I started out as a fan of emacs (the other great editor, originally written by Richard Stallman). At my first computer job, and on my first Unix system (more than 20 years ago), I was enamored of emacs, and found it very useful to write macros for work.
But at my second company, emacs wasn't available. The best choice by far was vi; it was the most flexible and most reliable available on the Data General computer at that time.
Ever since learning vi I've been hooked on it, and the transition to vim/gvim was very simple when it became available.
You should be aware that it may seem a little tricky to use at first. You have to get used to being in "movement mode" versus "edit mode" (in emacs you're in "edit" mode all the time, even when moving around). But once you've used it enough that your fingers have "memorized" it, it can really become natural and smooth to use.