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Date:      Sat, 23 Sep 2000 15:56:15 +0200
From:      Francesco Casadei <fcasadei@inwind.it>
To:        Doug Barton <DougB@gorean.org>
Cc:        Francesco Casadei <fcasadei@inwind.it>, Erin <Kahn@deadbbs.com>, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: perl/cgi Authorintg tools
Message-ID:  <20000923155615.A618@goku.kasby>
In-Reply-To: <39CC3016.4385674E@gorean.org>; from DougB@gorean.org on Fri, Sep 22, 2000 at 09:22:46PM -0700
References:  <000201c0243a$df98a580$1375a8c0@deadbbs.com> <20000922191259.B1550@goku.kasby> <39CC3016.4385674E@gorean.org>

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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
> -- 
>         "The dead cannot be seduced."
> 		- Kai, "Lexx"
> 
> 	Do YOU Yahoo!?
> 
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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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