[clug] Syntax-highlighting source code editors
martin at meltin.net
Fri Jun 27 22:58:43 GMT 2008
>>>>> "Hal" == Hal Ashburner <hal.ashburner at gmail.com> writes:
>> Wow! Emacs has only done that for 10 or 15 years!
>> The number of features that Vim plays catch-up on is awesome... ;-)
Hal> There's a big assumption you're making there that you might
Hal> find is incorrect.
Fact, not assumption!
font-lock mode was introduced into Emacs 19 (19.17) in July 1993:
+ Fri Jul 9 00:04:12 1993 Richard Stallman (rms at mole.gnu.ai.mit.edu)
+ * font-lock.el: New file.
I was using Emacs then. :-)
vim-3.0, released in August 1994, has no similar feature.
Every so often a gvim user tells me about some great new feature that
they've found... and almost without fail it is something I've been
using for a long time in Emacs... :-)
So, if you want the most mature implementation of <pick-a-feature>,
you know where to go... :-)
Hal> Editor wars are so 1990s. We're all about Revision Control
Hal> wars now. :-)
Heh. Yeah, although things were more cut-and-dried in the 1990s.
Emacs had a bunch of features not found anywhere else and the vi
people were seeing glimmers of hope in vim... ;-)
peace & happiness,
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