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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Regarding the meeting for 11/20/00
From: Jesse Kaufman <glandix@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 13:32:36 -0600 (EST)
Reply-to: discussion@xxxxxxxxx

> No flame, but I think that while GUI editors may be most comfortable for
> those migrating from GUI environments, I've found the character based
> editors to be the most powerful.  For example VIM and Emacs allow the
> user to do things unheard of in a Notepad clone.  In fact they beat the
> socks off of traditional word processors, IMO.

when i first moved to linux from windows, i felt i *had* to have a gui
notepad replacement...  the best i've found (tho' it has gotten a bit
bloated imho since i started using it) was gnotepad+ ... very feature
full, but quick and easy to learn...  now, it's got all sorts of html
stuff in there, which tho' kewl, is more than i want now...

and amen to the "to do things unheard of in a notepad clone" part! : ^ )
i wouldn't trade VIM/VI for my life! : ^ )  i learned it back at tabor on
an old AIX machine, and since have learned a lot about VIM on my slack box
(never played w/ syntax hiliting before, but it's GREAT!)...  my favorite
thing in VIM is the "search and replace"-type function (:s)...  nothing
like being able to use regular expressions (or atleast some form of them)
to search and replace stuff...  plus, w/ no mouse needed, it makes for a
VERY quick editor great (to me) for html, php, css, perl, you name it!

i've heard a lot about emacs, and while i haven't tried it out a lot, it
sounds kinda neat w/ all you can do with it, but since i had mastered the
basics of VI(m) at that point in time, i didn't really try to hard at
learning emacs...  however, being a VI(m) person, i actually see some use
to emacs! : ^ )

Jesse Kaufman                           |       WebSurf Internet Access
Administration / Web Development        |
glandix@xxxxxxxxxxx                     |       Ph: 316.945.7873             |       Fax: 316.946.9944

<<< Vim is a REAL man's text editor.  I don't know why anyone else would
    even bother with sissy programs like emacs, or even worse...  pico!  >>>

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