[Beowulf] [OT] EMACS vs VI
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu Feb 17 08:19:32 PST 2011
shades of editor wars from ... decades ago ...
e2 and e3 (a programming editor at IBM TJ Watson, never made it out the
door as far as I remember, though OS2 had some build variant of it built
in), was amazing. Pretty good by todays standards.
If I'm remote, no higher bandwidth link, I'll use vim, pico/nano, or vi.
If there is a higher bandwidth connection, I've used nedit (wrote a
thesis in an earlier version), and am largely switching to kate . I
just could never grok emacs. I could get TeX and LaTeX, and many other
arcane things. I just couldn't get my mind around emacs. Or vi for
that matter. I am ok with it, but after 20+ years using it, I am
*still* dangerous with it. I am thankful for the undo feature in vim.
kate is the closest thing to a good editor I've used since e2. e2 just
rocked. This was 1985-ish or so, and it still was good by todays
standards. Never made it out the door though.
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