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Re: Text Editors

by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on Jul 08, 2003 at 21:29 UTC ( #272480=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Text Editors

I've been using EMACS for so long that I am not comfortable when I have to use another editor. I'm always trying to use the EMACS key sequences that my fingers seem to have in their "firmware" now.

I do use VIM under certain circumstances. Most notably when I am connected via VPN to one of my servers at work and have to edit something really fast. As much as I love EMACS it takes forever for it to load its GUI over an SSL link.

You didn't mention IDE's but I'll mention anjuta here. This is a Open Source IDE that is geared towards writing GNOME applications. In spite of that predjudice it is useable for Perl editing as well though I don't see why you would use an IDE of that sort for most Perl work.

Peter L. BergholdBrewer of Belgian Ales
Unix Professional

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Re: Re: Text Editors
by parv (Vicar) on Jul 09, 2003 at 00:07 UTC
    It may be obvious to you, but "Can't your copy of emacs be used in curses mode?"

      Usually this is just a switch...

      $ emacs --no-windows

      I prefer xemacs for perl development. I got used to it working on an Xtreme Programming project. I like the syntax highlighting better and the key sequences. Revision control and remote shell access via tramp is nice, too.

      On some of my machines, I forget to change the environment variables for the CVS_EDITOR, and I end up with vi. It feels like I can't do anything with it. This is not because vi is incapable but because I don't know it very well. vi is an excellent editor.

      Yes I could. Just a matter of personal preference of when and where I use emacs vs. some other editor.

      Peter L. BergholdBrewer of Belgian Ales
      Unix Professional
Re: Re: Text Editors
by Desdinova (Friar) on Jul 11, 2003 at 08:06 UTC
    I'm always trying to use the EMACS key sequences that my fingers seem to have in their "firmware" now.

    That goes both ways. I use Vim almost all day long, but every now and then i tweak something on my Windows box using textpad, and when i go to run it I get a syntax error and sure enough right where i left off typing is the line :wq

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