Religious wars (was Re: [Beowulf] A press release)
tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Mon Jul 21 22:42:22 PDT 2008
On 22 Jul 2008, at 1:05 am, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> I just never liked hopping into and out of text insertion mode, and
> though nethack DOES use the vi cursor movement keys to move around
> was one of the original motivations for the game, IIRC) that doesn't
> mean that I find them particularly natural.
That's them main reason I prefer vim to normal vi. You can navigate
around the document using the cursor keys *without* having to leave
insertion mode, which makes it a vast amount more useable than normal
vi, for my tastes.
I use vim for most editing tasks, but I do still use emacs for some
things, especially programming - its integration with the perl
debugger and with gdb is very useful, as is the make error-following
mode someone else mentioned.
> IMO, one can be good, really good, at just one editor.
Oh, I don't know - I seem to be able to swap vi and emacs bindings in
and out of my fingers fairly quickly.
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