[oclug] vi / emacs holy war
cbell at linuxfreak.com
Tue Jan 9 18:53:37 EST 2001
Dave O'Neill wrote:
> What if they gave an editor war and nobody came?
Haha, I think only a few would show. I think the fact of the matter is it doesn't
really matter if you use VI or EMACS. I, use vi, but that is because I started
learning it first on a 386 about 4 years ago on an older copy of Slackware. So
what, I think the big thing is you need to know your editor. You can only work
fast if you know your editor. Once you start learning one I don't think anyone
wants to turn around and pick up the other.
Both editors work equally as well and you can customize both. The big trick is you
have to know everything about your editor of choice to make it work the way you
want. I found vim faster so I have been using it ever since. That's just the way
it happened. I'm no better or worse then an Emacs user... I'm just different.
Colin Bell [cbell at linuxfreak.com]
Grade 13 Student
Earl of March S.S.
Kanata, ON, Canada
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