[oclug] UNIX philosophy (was Re: vim rulez...)
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at storm.ca
Wed Apr 18 12:59:42 EDT 2001
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 09:00:50AM -0400, David F. Skoll wrote:
> > together to accomplish your task, then does not Emacs violate this philosophy
> > in attempting to do everything?
> Yes, it does. But so does Perl. :-)
*shhhh*! You weren't supposed to mention that! :)
So far, I think that frameworks are better than monolithic apps. Emacs and
Perl are both frameworks for smaller applications really. Hell, Emacs beat Sun
to the virtual machine concept.
> I like emacs. I don't have problems using the keyboard to move the
> cursor -- arrow keys work fine (just like in vim.) But to each his/her
I like it too, but I don't like its handling of Perl. The syntax
highlighting doesn't seem as good as Vim's either, but then, that probably
depends on one's preferences. It's kinda huge too, but then, so is Perl and
LaTeX. Hmm, the C library's pretty big too... I won't mention Gnome and KDE
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at storm.ca>
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