Religious wars (was Re: [Beowulf] A press release)
James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon Jul 21 08:51:53 PDT 2008
At 07:11 AM 7/21/2008, Joe Landman wrote:
>Robert G. Brown wrote:
>>On Mon, 21 Jul 2008, Joe Landman wrote:
>>>Rumor has it that C-c C-o C-f C-f C-e C-e instructs emacs to make
>>>you a cup of coffee. :^
>>>I personally want an editor without all these fancy things: just
>>>syntax highlighting for C/C++/Perl/Bash/Tcsh/Fortran/config files,
>>>that has line numbers, and intelligent wrapping/splitting. Can
>>>run from a GUI. Does split windows.
>>>gvim does all these things. But you have to be very careful
>>>typing. Because it it vi.
>>>If Komodo had window splitting and intelligent wrapping, it would be good.
>>>I looked at kate, but it requires kde.
>>>pico/nano are ok, but they don't do line numbers, or split
>>>windows, or intelligent wrapping.
>>I don't know if it has all the features you want -- line numbers? Ugh.
>>You must be coding in runes -- oh, wait, I mean Fortran;-) -- but you
>Hey, we have a fair number of current customers with Fortran
>needs. It is not going away any time soon (didn't I say somethin
>bout them language wars?)
>I like line numbers to help me figure out if I have a really long
>line of text. Most text editors do a poor job of handling this
>case, happily wrapping it, without telling you, so your key
>navigation across the long lines looks really funky.
Line numbers are handy when you get that
"syntax error in line 34 of file xyz.c"
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