[oclug] vi / emacs holy war
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at storm.ca
Wed Jan 10 11:39:48 EST 2001
On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 08:03:38AM -0500, Trevor Curtis wrote:
> As for editors, I use both. I'm using emacs writing this, but started with
> vi, 5'ish years ago when I first started working on *nix. I just learnt
> emacs to see what is was like. It's nice, but vi will always be my *native
> tongue* as editors go.
Emacs _is_ nice. I'd honestly use it, if it weren't for 3 things.
1. The syntax shading in many modes is broken.
2. The perl modes are horribly broken.
3. The navigational keys, especially the Meta- keys, cause quite the hand
I don't have these problems with Vim, but I also miss out on some
capabilities of Emacs. I can work around them though, so no problems.
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at storm.ca>
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of nerd-like effort." -Harley Hahn, A Student's Guide to UNIX
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