vi vs emacs

second flock [deleted] 2:23pm, 11 May 2006
Bring it on.

Vim for me.
Computer Science Geek PRO 12 years ago
egorgry 12 years ago

second flock [deleted] 12 years ago
I posted this topic 6 hours ago, and I thought there would be a full on flamewar going on by now!

Right, I'm gonna start the KDE vs Gnome thread and see how that goes... :p
egorgry 12 years ago
lol. I was fully expecting a good time here too.

Gnome on the lappy and my PA-Risc, xfce on the old and tired PIII 400
/J PRO 12 years ago
emacs, anyday. Or jed, rather.
Felipe Navarro V. 12 years ago
VIM all the time!
plain market [deleted] 12 years ago
Brian Hursey 12 years ago
I live in vim...
Winni Neessen PRO 12 years ago
(7.0 has been release with great new features btw.)

ha! ;)

(actually, I rock the notepad2)
egorgry 12 years ago
So what do you install wine then fire up notepad. ;)
unclesond 12 years ago
dare i say Notepadd++
Noah Slater 12 years ago
GNU Emacs, without a doubt.

studlyspam PRO 12 years ago
vim of course ;D
tacit watch [deleted] 12 years ago
herr akx 12 years ago

... or vim in linux :D
enchanted home [deleted] 12 years ago
vim by a longshot. I'm suprised we haven't encountered any more emacs folks.

... or SlickEdit if I get lucky and get an employer to pay for it...
UncaughtException 12 years ago
vi ftw

No emacs users here because Emacs' W3 mode doesn't handle javascript too well ;-)
ademrudin PRO 12 years ago
second flock [deleted] 12 years ago
Nano is the editor you use for making an initial install of Gentoo...

First thing I do once the system is up and running is emerge vim. :P
VeldaZ 12 years ago
Vim ftw 12 years ago
marcn PRO 12 years ago
What has geekdom come to with all these vim (not even vi!) lusers?

The emacs keybinding have been burned into my fingers since
1986. All C-[ 100 C-[ x praise-stallman!

ben thomas 12 years ago
textmate. apple fans represent haha.
egorgry 12 years ago
"What has geekdom come to with all these vim (not even vi!) lusers?"

I use vi at work because it's the HP-UX default but by choice it's vim because Vim is... uh.. well... VI Improved. ;)

I can't say I've used emacs for more than 20 minutes my entire life. I use vi for quick edits not full on coding projects.
I recall my previous comment cause I'm now mostly rocking notepad++ as well :)
Joachim S. Müller PRO 12 years ago
emacs. Even on Windows.
I tried VI in the past on Windows but I found it to be quite unintuitive when you're used to working with non-*nix soft.
I know it's extremely powerfull but I hardly ever need that powerfull stuff and if I do it just takes to long to figure out how the hell it works again anyway :)
egorgry 12 years ago
When I was learning unix I was forced into using VI. I hated it at first but once I got use to it I never looked back. *n3wjackswip you are right, it's not intuitive at all even if you're use to basic unix cmds. I'm so use to it now that I sometimes hit :wq! in notepad to save and quit.
hehe, yeah, I remember the first time I tried out a linux distro the only text editor I had heard of on linux was VI, so I used that to edit any config files I had to change.

Problem was I didn't know how to get out of the damn thing, so I ended up opening a new shell with Alt-Fn every time I got "stuck" after editing a file :)
Howard Dickins 12 years ago
Always used vi and never seen any reason to use anything else.
high front [deleted] 12 years ago
I'm using vi.

Tried to learn emacs a few times but I don't have patience for it :)
second flock [deleted] 12 years ago
I'm so use to it now that I sometimes hit :wq! in notepad to save and quit.

I'm pretty certain I've done that in Word before...
Le foto di Grimmo PRO 12 years ago
definitely Vim
gabby crowd [deleted] 12 years ago
vi, as the only editor that can be found on everything we use at work. I'd love to use emacs, but it's not on solaris by default :(
нawк 12 years ago
Emacs. Or Aquamacs on my Apple (aquamacs is an OS X native emacs clone that's integrated with the Aqua GUI and has apple native commands like Command + S for save).
Marco Wessel 12 years ago
Vim, duh. Emacs users should be banned from this group.

Same goes for KDE users, while we're at it :P
Dalmozian 12 years ago
Emacs. because it was my first.

never got used to work with vim 12 years ago
Emacs makes a nice OS, but I prefer Linux :)

VIM + CVS integration + closetag makes the best HTML/XSL/XML editor :)
Harry Lachenmayer 12 years ago
bma4573 12 years ago

and the :wq! in notepad, I do it all the time. :-)
Yarvin 12 years ago
arneheijenga PRO 12 years ago
Use it so much that often I try to close FireFox tabs with :q....
egorgry 12 years ago
nano is really good actually, but I'm so stuck in vi world that anything else just freaks me out. I've worked with HPUX for the past six years so my choices are VI or install something else, which won't happen because I'm a busy and or lazy man depending on the day.
*TANS* PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by *TANS* (member) 12 years ago
vim... but nano and pico rox! for windows...

Who tried JOE?
Matt Westervelt PRO 12 years ago
egorgry 12 years ago
25 vi/vim
6 emacs

It's possible I miscounted.
tightfisted home [deleted] 12 years ago
emacs - for the tetris.
Pure White Photography 12 years ago
so MANY vim users :D

I was an emacs user when I started, but was quickly converted to Vim, and not looked back. I even have it under windows on a number of Windoze boxes I have to work on.

Who hasn't done :wq in an editor your using other than vim!!!
natural gas PRO 12 years ago
Stickbob 12 years ago
sirex Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sirex (member) 12 years ago

All the time I pressing Esc, when finishing a sentence, even in web browser input fields.. :)

Vim is the best editor I have ever seen!
vext01 PRO 11 years ago
Im a vimmer, but to be fair they are both ver ygood editors im sure.
andrea z 11 years ago
vim. (Barney the great purple antichrist uses emacs!)
jackboot7 11 years ago
you can't compare vi(m) with that other OS, err, you call it, emacs, wich lack of a text editor...

(bad joke in bad english :)
Maurizio Zanetti 11 years ago
Vim & Emacs, but NOT Notepad!
jmkogut Posted 11 years ago. Edited by jmkogut (member) 11 years ago
VIM all the way.
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