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Mon Apr 6 09:40:10 UTC 2009
2009/4/6 Avi Greenbury <avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com>:
> Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
>> Never used vi (well, I tried to in the early 90's, but I thought it
>> was too complicated so I continued using Emacs instead). What can it
>> do that Emacs can't?
> Heh. I don't think I've ever managed to get out of emacs without pulling
> the plug on the box, let alone make any meaningful adjustment to a file...
> It is on my list of things to learn, though. Big downside of Vim is that
> whenever I use anything else I end up with :w appearing all over the
Looks to me that it's more a question about what you are used to
rather than what is best…
>> And I never heard of at war between their users.
> Really? It's one of the biggies.
I never understood this war thing anyway. Why not just let people use
whatever they want? When people ask me about Ubuntu, most of them use
WIndows, I won't try to force them to switch over. If they are pleased
with what they've got, let them use it. Besides, they won't call me in
the middle of the night if they have problems with Windows, because
they know that I don't use it. Good for me… :) HOwever, it happens
that I show people what's it all about. Maybe that will make some
people switch, or maybe not. It's up to them…
I like Emacs very much, but if I do simple editing I would probably do
it in Gedit. I use Emacs more for programming stuff. I don't use Vi or
Vim so I don't know if it's good or bad, but Emacs fulfills my needs
of a text editor and more, so I'm not too curious…
Use what you feel like using and be happy! :)
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