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Re: Favorite Text Editor?

by turnstep (Parson)
on May 22, 2001 at 20:24 UTC ( #82274=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Favorite Text Editor?

If I'm on a *nix box, it's emacs. If that's not available, I use vi. On Win*, I use TextPad. If it's a very short script, I'll use cat or notepad. You say you are not looking for an editor holy war, but your post is full of comparisons between /vim?/ and emacs. What exactly are you looking for here? Work with whatever makes you the most productive and happy, I say. Don't worry about what others use, except from a curiosity standpoint.

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Re: Re: Favorite Text Editor?
by Rhandom (Curate) on May 22, 2001 at 20:31 UTC
    Partially curiosity. I am fine using vim (much of the time I do use vim because emacs is not on the box I am looking at). When I have my choice I use emacs because it has features that make programming more enjoyable. I know there are some features in vim that people enjoy - but what are they?

    I don't want a flamewar, but I would like to bring to the surface, features which make programming perl easier, be it Nedit, or Crisp, or whatever.

    my @a=qw(random brilliant braindead); print $a[rand(@a)];

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