[clug] Text editor
bryan at netspeed.com.au
Sat Oct 25 07:19:17 MDT 2014
Well, as a lazy one-size-fits-all!
But I do appreciate the fast display of Elinks and Links 2, compared
with Grindingly slow Firefox browser on a hand-me-down PC.
On 26/10/14 00:07, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
> Why would you use a word processor rather than a text editor if you're
> only editing text (especially if it's software, or a config file,
> A few suggestions:
> * Having a console-based editor helps with SSH'ing sessions, quick
> edits, for when X fails, etc.
> * Haivng a customisable and extensible editor (like vi[m], emacs,
> etc.) allows you to add functionality and change the editor to suite
> how it works for you.
> * If doing software development, in some cases a customised editor can
> be preferable to an IDE (again with customisability, not needing all
> the "power" an IDE offers) or can be used for languages where no IDE
> exists but you want syntax highlighting, parens matching, indentation
> support, etc.
> On 26 October 2014 00:00, Bryan Kilgallin <bryan at netspeed.com.au> wrote:
>> I mean, why use the likes of vi/Vim, instead of say Gedit or Libre Office
>> On 25/10/14 23:50, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
>>> How else would you edit text without a text-based editor? :s
>>> And what does it being the 21st Century have to do with it?
>>> On 25 October 2014 23:37, Bryan Kilgallin <bryan at netspeed.com.au> wrote:
>>>> I have been learning Vim via vimtutor. As recommended by Rute.
>>>> Why in the 21st century, use a text-based editor? This reminds me of
>>>> CP/M decades ago on a minicomputer. Is it an exercise in industrial
>>>> archaeology, like learning to make cast-iron railway lines?
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