[clug] Syntax-highlighting source code editors

Jack Kelly endgame.dos at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 02:29:20 GMT 2008

Martin Schwenke wrote:
>>>>>> "Sam" == Sam Couter <sam at couter.id.au> writes:
>     Sam> Err.. How ugly? Vim has two default schemes, one for bright
>     Sam> backgrounds and one for dark. And of course they're
>     Sam> configurable.
> Wow!  Emacs has only done that for 10 or 15 years!
> The number of features that Vim plays catch-up on is awesome...  ;-)
> People!  Emacs is The Way!  If you want horrible modal editing and
> that particular keymap, then use Emacs in viper-mode!
> This email was written in VM under Emacs.  No fancy configuration
> required to set my editor in some dodgy MUA!  It's all Emacs!  Oh
> yeah, and my mail buffers have syntax-highlighting...  :-)
> Emacs is all you need!

I'm glad to see Emacs finally getting some love on this thread. It's 
hardly a struggle to use: you fire it up and the splash screen tells you 
how to get to the tutorial. Then you can learn at your own pace as you 
work, growing into the editor but also growing the editor to you.

-- Jack

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