Religious wars (was Re: [Beowulf] A press release)
Peter St. John
peter.st.john at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 09:02:53 PDT 2008
Line numbers are super convenient for peer-review, so humans can refer to
lines. I've written C programs just to preprend every line with a
On 7/21/08, Jim Lux <James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> 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
>> 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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