On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 20:16:02 +0000 (UTC), Chris Richmond - MD6-FDC ~
It's OK, he's just sore that he can't write in Perl with his toggle
switches. I look at it as the Leatherman of tools - sure, there are
specialized tools that can get you the last 1% of functionality, but
for 99% of what I'm doing, I can use perl for it.
The _real_ question is, ... VI or EMACS?
On Wed, 23 Jun 2004 16:16:16 +0000 (UTC), Chris Richmond - MD6-FDC ~
It has nothing at all to do with editing, of course. I think you're
wrong about what EMACS is, though, I thought it was an interface for
"adventure", isn't it? "You're in a maze of twisty corridors, all alike"
and all that?
Dave "vim, actually..." Hinz
Yeah - just tugging at his leg and ignoring BSD's, Linux's, etc.
Thanks for the Adventure reminder.
Played it on a DEC-10, odd machine that one, years ago.
Took me and a co-worker a couple of months to finish it, but we did.
He had the patience to map out the second maze.
What ever gave you the idea that EMACS is a mail or news reader? It's one
of the two standard editing tools in the Unix world, the other being vi,
and the choice of which is something of a religious issue akin to gun
control or "Mac vs PC". Perhaps you are confused because there is a
newsreader ("gnews") that runs under EMACS.
Reply to jclarke at ae tee tee global dot net
There are days that I *really* wish that Al Capp's mythical radical student
group from the 1960's/1970's -- "Students Wildly Indignant About Nearly
Everything" -- actually existed, and that I had them as a client. Just
imagine the line-item on the resume': "Casting PERLs before S.W.I.N.E."
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