[clug] Tame Linux perl editor

Paul Hampson Paul.Hampson at anu.edu.au
Mon Jan 17 07:52:40 GMT 2005

On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 02:33:27PM +1100, Michael James wrote:
> What is the best way for naive users to remotely edit perl code?

> Situation:		They are SSHed into a remote Linux box.
> Possibly:		They can invoke X apps. (See previous posting)
> Bonus points:	Syntax highlighting, IDE.

> Some possibilities:

> Vi, vim?
> 	What I use, but will send my class running screaming for the hills.

vim! vim! vim!
(not gvim, it's uuurghly! ^_^)

An extra editor is always handy to learn, and 10 minutes spent in
vimtutor will be enough to get anyone through perl editing, I reckon.
Maybe a presupplied .vimrc?

I haven't used emacs since first-year university, but I don't remember
it having anything like '%' for finding missing braces. ^_^ (Well, it
highlights but doesn't actually move the cursor, as I recall.)

Just make sure it's in an xterm or putty or something, so the arrow keys
work. Even after six years of almost exclusive vim-based text editing, I
still don't use hjkl for single cursor movements unless I'm in vi on
Solaris or something similarly whacky. Or $ or ^ for that matter. (The
joys of a laptop keyboard. The extended keys are all within an inch or
two of home.)

How about a choice? Seems easier than fighting a holy war. Especially
with perl, the philosophy ought to be "There is more than one way to
edit text." A cheat-card of useful things for editing text shouldn't
be too hard to arrange, I'd think.

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, MCSE
8th year CompSci/Asian Studies student, ANU
The Boss, Bubblesworth Pty Ltd (ABN: 51 095 284 361)
Paul.Hampson at Anu.edu.au

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