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Date:      Sat, 23 Sep 2000 15:56:15 +0200
From:      Francesco Casadei <>
To:        Doug Barton <>
Cc:        Francesco Casadei <>, Erin <>,
Subject:   Re: perl/cgi Authorintg tools
Message-ID:  <20000923155615.A618@goku.kasby>
In-Reply-To: <>; from on Fri, Sep 22, 2000 at 09:22:46PM -0700
References:  <000201c0243a$df98a580$> <20000922191259.B1550@goku.kasby> <>

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On Fri, Sep 22, 2000 at 09:22:46PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> 	I don't want to start a holy war here, and in fact, I wouldn't mind to
> find a fancy editor myself. I've stuck with vi because it's available on
> all the platforms we use at work. 
> > Try Emacs. A brief list of features:
> 	I'ved used emacs, every time I use it I feel like I've dragged out my
> entire whomping multi-hundred dollar tool kit to drive a screw. 
> >  * syntax coloring
> 	I have to say, I kind of miss this. I could drag out vim, but
> installing it on X large number of other machines just doesn't do it for
> me. 
> >  * on-the-fly expressions indenting
> 	Our vi, and in fact almost all implementations of vi support this. I
> have the following in my .bashrc:
> export EXINIT='set autoindent iclower'
> which has made my life immensely easier. 
> >  * it shows you matching brackets while you're typing (e.g. when you
> >    type ')' emacs will rapidly move the cursor to the matching '('
> >    and then returns to the insertion point)
> 	vi does this as well. Anyone who uses vi regularly would be well served
> by /usr/ports/editors/vilearn. It's a self-paced tutorial that will
> teach you some simple tricks that will undoubtedly save you hours of
> frustration. 
> Good luck,
> Doug
> -- 
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I didn't know vi had all that wonderful features. I must confess that
I adopted a 'first-fit' policy to search for a good editor. Evidently
I discovered Emacs before Vi! :-)

Thanks for the infos Doug, I will give vi a try!

		Francesco Casadei

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