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Re: Favorite Text Editor?

by premchai21 (Curate)
on May 22, 2001 at 20:56 UTC ( #82298=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Favorite Text Editor?

I, personally, use Emacs (X usually, but I might switch to GNU) to code Perl, or anything else. For viewing files, I use less. Reasons:


  1. dired-mode
  2. elisp
  3. indentation
  4. multiple-buffer, multiple-frame
  5. customizable ** 2
  6. gnuclient


  1. /
  2. somewhat like vi, in case I need to use vi in the future
  3. lightweight
  4. runs in terminal

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Re: Re: Favorite Text Editor?
by frag (Hermit) on May 22, 2001 at 23:48 UTC
    I'll second these emotions. But more important to me than gnuclient and dired-mode are:
    1. shell
    2. shell-command-on-region
    3. apropos-command, and info

    There's more, but these are the main features that, to my admittedly limited knowledge, aren't to be found in any of the .*vi.* editors.

    I appreciate the desirability of .*vi.* for its small size and ubiquity, but for a fast loading, small editor I use JOE (jmacs, actually).

    -- Frag.

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