[oclug] UNIX philosophy (was Re: vim rulez...)
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Wed Apr 18 13:33:55 EDT 2001
On Wed, 18 Apr 2001, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> Too many keystrokes for me. % jumps to the matching brace. Granted, you're
> not always sitting on a parens. However, I fired up XEmacs on my HPUX machine
> to try this, and after 5 minutes it's already screwed up the syntax shading of
> my code.
I don't like the Emacs "perl" mode either. It's just Lisp, though; you could
fix it if you were motivated enough.
Actually, I've become pretty disgusted by Perl in general, and I'm trying
to avoid it. Maybe that's why I don't have problems with Emacs. :-)
My biggest problem with Perl is CPAN, which tries to upgrade my entire
universe just to install one stupid Perl module. CPAN then invariably
screws up, leaving my Perl installation in a boneheaded mess. And
Perl (the language) scares me. I've switched a lot of what I would
have used Perl for to Tcl or PHP, and I'm probably going to learn
Python when I have the time.
(Notice the smooth move from religious text-editor wars to religious
language wars? :-)
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