OT: Text editors

Robert Marshall spam at capuchin.co.uk
Sun Jul 29 15:36:34 CEST 2012

On Sun, 29 Jul 2012, python.list at tim.thechases.com wrote:

> On 07/29/12 05:28, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> On 29/07/2012 06:08, Ben Finney wrote:
>>> Tim Chase <python.list at tim.thechases.com> writes:
>>> Learn one of Emacs or Vim well, and you won't need to worry
>>> about text editors again.
>> Point taken, snag being I've never used any nix box in anger.
>> This thread reminds of the good 'ole days when I were a lad using
>> TPU on VMS. Have we got any VMS aficionados here?
> Though I'm personally far more vitriolic about VMS vs $OS (had a few
> souring experiences with VMS in college) than I am regarding Vim vs.
> Emacs, you can get Vim for at least OpenVMS:
> http://www.vim.org/download.php#others
> I presume sources compile fairly well on other flavors of VMS if
> needed, and I'd expect Emacs can do likewise[1]

I used to use tpu (used to have piles of tpu macros..) and I first got used
to emacs by using its tpu mode - I see that still exists so you can use
emacs and pretend it is really tpu!

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