Emacs vs. Eclipse vs. Vim
rileyrgdev at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 09:29:03 CET 2008
Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> writes:
> Clay Hobbs <clay at lakeserv.net> wrote:
>> The first real text editor I used was Vim, which I actually started
>> using about a year ago. I've looked at Emacs and it just looks
> I've been using emacs for so many years (um let's see, it's got to be close
> to 25 years now; first saw it on Columbia's TOPS-20 systems in the early
> 80's) that my fingers know what they're doing without my even thinking
> about it. In fact, I used to work with another emacs nut. Every so often,
> one of use would watch the other do something and ask, "What was that?".
> Inevitably, neither of us could evoke the keystrokes we had just typed. We
> would just re-do it, and watch our fingers to see what we typed. It didn't
> even have to be on a keyboard; we could air-type it, and that was good
> In any case, the basic logic behind emacs is pretty simple. C-F is forward
> one character. C-B is back one character. C-N is Next line. C-P is
> Previous line.
It's worth pointing out to people making "loony" signs here that the
arrow keys work too ....
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