An Editor that Skips to the End of a Def

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Fri Sep 21 05:39:13 CEST 2007


"W. Watson" <wolf_tracks at invalid.com> writes:

> Is vim just an editor or is it capable of running and debugging a
> program, as well?

(Please don't top-post. Instead, reply below each point to which
you're responding, removing quoted text irrelevant to your response.)

Both Emacs and Vim are highly customisable text editors. They are
configurable with complete programming languages specific to the
program, and both have a huge community of programmers writing useful
extensions.

So, neither of them is "just an editor"; they are editors at their
core, that can become complete programming environments by taking
already-written components for them. Your operating system
distribution of either Vim or Emacs will already include many of these
components when you install the package, and many more are available.

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