OT: Text editors

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jul 29 16:15:42 CEST 2012

On 29/07/2012 14:36, Robert Marshall wrote:
> 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!
> Robert

Well knock me down with a feather, clevor Trevor[1], might have to give 
that a go, thanks.

[1] Ian Dury and the Blockheads album New Boots and Panties, song called 
Clevor Trevor for those of you who clearly lack a suitable education :)


Mark Lawrence.

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