[Python-Dev] Re: Adding Optik to the standard library

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Sat, 1 Jun 2002 12:02:38 -0400

>>>>> "GW" == Greg Ward <gward@python.net> writes:

    GW> (OTOH and wildly OT: since I gave in a couple years ago and
    GW> started using Emacs syntax-colouring, it *does* take a lot
    GW> longer to load modules up -- eg. ~2 sec for the 1000-line
    GW> rfc822.py.  But that's probably just because Emacs is a great
    GW> shaggy beast of an editor ("Eight(y) Megs and Constantly
    GW> Swapping", "Eventually Mallocs All Core Storage", you
    GW> know...).  I'm sure if I got a brain transplant so that I
    GW> could use vim, it would be different.)

Actually, I've found jed to be a very nice quick-in-quick-out
alternative to XEmacs (the one true Emacs :).  Its default bindings
and operation is close enough that I never notice the difference, for
simple quick editing jobs.