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Re: Text Editors

by markexpjp (Novice)
on Jul 09, 2003 at 11:50 UTC ( #272657=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Text Editors

I use Microsoft Word. I don't see any reason to use anything else. Seriously, text editors (for example Notepad) are dated, you really should be using a word processor. Even Wordpad is only a quasi-word processor. I've never heard of emacs or vim, but I'm not sure that a text editor would be very good for programming, how are you going to spell check??

I am of course joking, I like xemacs locally, and /vim?/ remotely, much like most. Basically because when I started on Linux, those tools are shoved down your throat in docs and howtos. I felt like I would be doing something wrong and laughed at if I tried something else. Now I use them because I've just become so used to them.

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Re: Re: Text Editors
by ichimunki (Priest) on Jul 09, 2003 at 17:02 UTC
    but I'm not sure that a text editor would be very good for programming, how are you going to spell check??

    M-x spell-buffer

    :)

    I use emacs everywhere-- including Windows. If logged in remotely I launch with the -nw switch to ensure console mode, otherwise I typically launch in GUI mode in order to be able to alt-tab between the editor and a console window.
Re: Re: Text Editors
by Nkuvu (Priest) on Jul 09, 2003 at 23:33 UTC
    I use Microsoft Word. I don't see any reason to use anything else. Seriously, text editors (for example Notepad) are dated, you really should be using a word processor. Even Wordpad is only a quasi-word processor. I've never heard of emacs or vim, but I'm not sure that a text editor would be very good for programming, how are you going to spell check??

    *picks jaw up off of floor*

    OK, you got me. I believed you and was contemplating how to best respond without totally flaming. ++.

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