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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:47 am    Post subject: Required Vi vs Emacs discussion Reply with quote

I did a quick search through the forum and didn't find one thread where Vi vs Emacs was discussed, so I decided to make a poll.

What kind of Linux forum would this be without a Vi vs Emacs poll??

P.S. -- sorry if this is a dup, but I didn't see in in search
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you for real?
What did you search with? A computer that wasn't hooked up to the internet??
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely Emacs. :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm bi: I can use both vi and emacs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emacs is only amazing if you have a double-jointed little fingers. The ctrl keys just are not conveniently placed for speed-typing.

I'd like to see Vimacs some day, the best of both worlds.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

charlieg wrote:
Emacs is only amazing if you have a double-jointed little fingers. The ctrl keys just are not conveniently placed for speed-typing.

I'd like to see Vimacs some day, the best of both worlds.


Look no further.

Heretic. :)

vim > all
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmm... emacs...

::drool::

emacs > ee > vim > vi (kidding about the ee... kinda...)

The only time I use vi is when I'm on some system that doesn't have emacs installed, and even then, it's a quick change and then :wq! to get me the hell out of that godforsaken editor :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nano. i didn't really like emacs the few times ive played with it. And vi sucks cause you gotta always hit escape which is uch farther away than ctrl.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

/me wants to know how many of the nano fans had to make do with the EDIT.EXE editor from DOS...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what's the difference between nano and pico (curious)? the interface looks pretty much the same. is it just more lightweight (though i can't imagine pico with any less functionality)?

i used emacs and xemacs for a bit back when i was learning *nix. not sure when i was turned to the dark side...oh well, vim rules!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stormy Eyes wrote:
/me wants to know how many of the nano fans had to make do with the EDIT.EXE editor from DOS...
*raises hand* Guilty.

Hey, it was better than edlin... what can I say?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ILikePi wrote:
what's the difference between nano and pico (curious)? the interface looks pretty much the same. is it just more lightweight (though i can't imagine pico with any less functionality)?


Pico, being part of the pine MUA, is governed by some kind of kinky license. Nano, while a clone of pico, is GPL. Not much difference, otherwise.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gibberx wrote:
Hey, it was better than edlin... what can I say?


Lots of things are better than edlin. I actually had to use edlin once when fixing a client's borked autoexec.bat -- the rat bastard didn't have EDIT.EXE.

I nearly swore off sobriety that afternoon.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:40 am    Post subject: emacs, but in crontab? Reply with quote

EMACS no dout Join the Church of Emacs, and you too can be a saint
/gejo :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:51 am    Post subject: Re: emacs, but in crontab? Reply with quote

gejo wrote:
EMACS no dout Join the Church of Emacs, and you too can be a saint
/gejo :lol: :lol: :lol:


I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. Besides, vim in a Xterm is growing on me. Now, if I could bring myself to give up Openbox in favor of a tabbing WM like PWM or Fluxbox.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vi is just painful

once you learn the shortcuts in emacs its so much nicer
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

charlieg wrote:
Emacs is only amazing if you have a double-jointed little fingers. The ctrl keys just are not conveniently placed for speed-typing.


I always remap Caps Lock to act as ctrl. It seems much more convinient.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alikht wrote:
I always remap Caps Lock to act as ctrl. It seems much more convinient.


My keyboard doesn't have a Caps Lock key. >^..^<
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me explain what's wrong with vi/vim.

When you open an editor and start typing, the editor should show text. It should NOT start beeping wildly and spitting out odd messages. That, from the very beginning, is a sign of something very wrong.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vim is great.
emacs is alright.
nano is craptacular.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Promit wrote:
Let me explain what's wrong with vi/vim.

When you open an editor and start typing, the editor should show text. It should NOT start beeping wildly and spitting out odd messages. That, from the very beginning, is a sign of something very wrong.


agreed i wasent even sure it was an editor when i tried it, nano is fine for my needs editing files from the cli, if i what to write an essay i have a gui and loads of pretty office apps that bairly touch my system resources why uses the command line
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say Vim! :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Promit wrote:
When you open an editor and start typing, the editor should show text. It should NOT start beeping wildly and spitting out odd messages. That, from the very beginning, is a sign of something very wrong.


that's just the horrible default .vimrc included with gentoo.
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