what editor do you use?

Heather Coppersmith me at privacy.net
Mon Jun 28 19:05:55 CEST 2004


On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 11:51:49 -0400,
Christopher T King <squirrel at WPI.EDU> wrote:

> A better comparison would be to perform weird editing tasks,
> since all editors let you type code at about the same
> speed. Example:

> One of my friends was trying to cut and paste columnar values in
> EMACS.  The task took him about five minutes. I showed him JOE's
> rectangle selection mode. He was then able to use that feature
> to accomplish the same task with (literally) a couple of
> keystrokes.

At the risk of starting/entering a holy war, emacs has a
rectangular selection mode.

Perhaps the best test of editors is how productive/useful the help
system is.  ;-)

Regards,
Heather (long time emacs user)

-- 
Heather Coppersmith
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