View Poll Results: Vi or Emacs?
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VIM run from terminal. EMACS, to me, seems like... something alien....
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- 11-01-2005 #21
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You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
- 11-01-2005 #22
Emacs. As I've said before, you can't spell evil without VI.
- 11-01-2005 #23
You must be double jointed to use Emacs :shudders: it's the key combos that make my fingers hurt, I dunno it's just odd to me. The GUI Emacs is a bit of a joke too.. I want to edit a file, not play Tetris! Vi is by far superior, but I'm actually a bit more of a Nano person myself. Regarding strictly Vi vs. Emacs, it has to be Vi.Registered Linux user #393103
- 11-01-2005 #24
vi at the moment, still practicing, don't get much time with 4 rugrats
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- 11-01-2005 #25
Originally Posted by techieMoe
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- 11-01-2005 #26
I use vi, because I got used to it back in the days when I had to use all sorts of *nix equipment (Sun, SGI, NeXT, HP, DEC, various terminals). These machines all had different keyboards. These keyboards sometimes had no arrow keys or the arrow keys didn't work. There may or may not be "Alt" keys, and they could be in weird locations.
With vi, all I had to find was the "escape" key (or equivalent). Once I had that, I could get working.
I continue to use vi simply because I'm used to it.Isaac Kuo, ICQ 29055726 or Yahoo mechdan
- 11-01-2005 #27Originally Posted by borromini
- 11-01-2005 #28
- 11-01-2005 #29Emacs. As I've said before, you can't spell evil without VI.
I will quote one author I read:
You should make an serious attempt to learn one of the two de facto standard UNIX text editors, vi and EMACS. Most UNIX wizards are religious about their choice of editor. Don't listen to them. Instead choose for yourself. [...]
However, how am I going to listen to TechieMoe ever again and believe in what he says? He doesn't even discuss the matter of editors on his webpage which leads me to conclude...
OK, I wont even get there...-D-
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- 11-01-2005 #30Originally Posted by daacosta