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Re: Recommended editor for novice programmers?




On Sunday, September 03, 2017 11:30:09 AM Larry Dighera wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Sep 2017 20:46:33 -0400, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >I do occasionally use vi (when
> >I'm stuck with no other editor), but I wouldn't wish either on a novice
> >programmer.  Further, I don't think they have any advantage over a good
> >GUI editor with features like a scripting language, keyboard macros,
> >outlining / folding, syntax highlighting, and such.

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> With regard to the missing features being lamented above:
> https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-vim-script-1/index.html
> http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/01/vi-and-vim-macro-tutorial-how-to-record
> -and-play/ https://majutsushi.github.io/tagbar/
> 
> For syntax highlighting, simply write: "Esc:syntax on" to activate the
> builtin.

Hmm, I guess I need to clarify--I wasn't lamenting or trying to imply any 
missing features in vi/vim or Emacs, but rather trying to respond to others 
who seemed to believe such features didn't exist in many GUI editors.