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Emacs OR Vim

Allright !! I know this is not a fresh debate but its just that I happen to think about this when I just read someone saying - Vi is the best editor in the world . Well, how the heck he knows what do martians use ? . I have been a fanatic user of Emacs for a long while now, and can hack a little bit of lisp. The only complaint I have is that its a bit heavy when compared to other native UI's and though its highly custamizable , its not easy to do so.

Emacs JavaDevelopmentEnvironment is everything one could ask for Java development.

First of all, It has a great indenting engine with fully customizable syntax highlighting.
U can set your environment for any number of programming languages and change mode at a key.
Automatic code comment generation along with Javadocs.
Easy integration with Ant.

Additionally Whidbey is coming with support for Emacs emulation.
and......eh , .... and many more.

Anyhow, I am willing to give a hand at Vi, but I need more reasons to do so. I was searching for something like JDE for Vi. I chanced upon Jindent. But its not free.
so I am still lookin..


Aug. 27th, 2004 11:02 am (UTC)
With Emacs, you have to remember sixty-seven thousand Control-C-Control-X-something commands. With VI there are very few "extra commands". True, it's wimpy when it comes to auto-indenting, extensions, windowing, integration, mouse support, but when all you have is vi, you better be on speaking terms with it. I often use vi from within cygwin (!) on WinXP, because I just can't wait for my damn IDE (that'd be Eclipse) to "refresh", or for some random program to start up that I would use to edit that particular type of file.
Aug. 27th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
Customize It !!
On windows , I use Emacs and still get to use C-v, C-x and C-c. Emacs is highly custumizable and you can customize the keys to what ever you can remember. I have had people whi have dumped VC++ IDE for emacs. Yes Vim on windows is handy, but when you talking development. Emacs is close to an IDE.

By the way adding you to my friends list dude.
Aug. 27th, 2004 07:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Customize It !!
Thanks. You had some interesting posts recently, so I added you today.


Sunny Santosh

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