best vi / emacs python features

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at sequans.com
Thu Oct 8 15:23:07 CEST 2009


Chris Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 07:06:08PM EDT, TerryP wrote:
>
> [..]
>
>   
>> I am a freak: I do not use nor want syntax highlighting. I don't want
>> my editor to understand mail, irc, or the www either, I want it to
>> edit text efficiently so I can go on with the rest of my life as soon
>> as possible. Given the choice of using a space cadets editor like
>> emacs or something primitive one like ed, I would choose *ed* just to
>> speed things up and save on wrist strain. Before I read a tutorial
>> about vi, I used XEmacs very happily---vi just lines up better with
>> how my brain works.
>>
>> --
>>
>> It is also general consensus that I am nuts ;)
>>     
>
> I don't think so. 
>
> Always felt that syntax highlighting for instance is way overrated.  Haven't
> tried "ed" yet, but since I have already stripped down my everything to what
> I thought was minimal, now that you mention it, this may be where I'm bound.
>
> I do have a question: 
>
> You mentioned Vim's clientserver mode. 
>
> What's it good for?
>
> Thanks,
>
> CJ
>   
Strange how things can differ from one person to another. Syntax 
highlighting is the feature I'm missing the most when I'm using pure vi. 
Looks like some are getting annoyed by it, I think it provides useful 
and meaningful informations through colors.

JM



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