[plug] Discerning minds

Russell Steicke r.steicke at bom.gov.au
Fri May 27 16:54:51 WST 2005

On Fri, May 27, 2005 at 04:24:56PM +0800, Cameron Patrick wrote:
> Tim Bowden wrote:
> > So if you were forced into a choice of one or the other (vim/emacs)
> > which would it be?
> *rolls eyes*  That sounds like a troll to me, but I'll bite anyway:
> For programming, I'd much rather use emacs.  For short edit jobs when
> I don't already have an editor open, or on an underpowered machine,
> I'd pick vi(m?).  Probably not vim on older machines - with syntax
> highlighting and the other fruit that makes it useful switched on, vim
> feels much slower than emacs!

Agree with all of that.  Emacs starts up too slow for casual editing
(like email), but I find it better for programming.

If forced to use one only, probably emacs.  Because the debian emacs21
package comes with viper mode, so I get them both.  :)

Russell Steicke

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