vi or emacs for editing Python on Linux?
aahz at panix.com
Mon Dec 24 16:29:25 CET 2001
In article <ltf70a.dhd.ln at twocups.sirinet.net>,
Bud Rogers <budr at sirinet.net> wrote:
>Both editors have a substantial learning curve. It takes some time and
>effort just to get to the point where you can use them effectively, and
>more to get comfortable with either one. Either editor has more power
>and capabilities than most users will ever use. Which one is right for
>any particular user is a matter of taste and circumstance. I would say
>for the typical sysadmin who makes lots of small quick edits vi is
>probably more efficient. A developer who spends all day editing lots
>of source files might find the emacs environment more comfortable.
>Serious emacs users typically start emacs when they log in and leave it
>running til they quit for the day. They may have dozens of files open
>at any given time and bounce back and forth between them.
No, *really* serious emacs users just boot emacs as their OS.
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