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Re: Re: Text Editors

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 09, 2003 at 04:37 UTC ( #272570=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Text Editors
in thread Text Editors

I'd expect the majority of the more serious programmers to use either use an emacs flavour, or a vi-clone, and that most of them don't use it as a graphical application.

Why? How would a graphical application possibly be inferior? All it does is add additional interface options, it doesn't mean you have to only use the mouse.

I'm curious what you think the advantages of vim, emacs, etc are over graphical editors like Kate (other than bloat features like a newsreader).

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Re: Text Editors
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Jul 09, 2003 at 07:16 UTC
    I didn't say a graphical application is inferior. I've no doubt Kate is a wonderful editor, with a million times more features than Emacs, which all can be enabled with less keystrokes.

    Except that I've never heard of Kate. Nor do I know anyone that uses Kate. My expectation was purely based on the myriads of serious coders I've met over the years. They use different languages, they work on different projects/jobs. But most of them use either emacs, or vi (or a look-a-like). Rarely something else.


      I havn't read enough of your posts to tell if you are kidding or not but for those that have never fired up KDE and poked around Kate is a text editor for KDE.

        I'm sure Abigail-II isn't kidding. I'm a serious programmer and I've never heard of this Kate thing. But I also never use KDE or Gnome or any of those other fancy *nix gui things. My development is split between a Windows 2000 machine with putty (and then I use emacs) or Domino Designer which is from an entirely different world. So all of my text-based programming is done entirely to a console using emacs. It works great and I never have to deal with ugly library messes either.

        Added: I also find it useful to have a local win32 copy of emacs and use that as well. That it happens to be in a gui doesn't mean that I treat it differently than my normal console-only emacs session.

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