Re: Recommended editor for novice programmers?
- Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 12:05:57 -0400
- From: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Recommended editor for novice programmers?
emacs has succession arranged, vim does not. If the creator of vim gets struck by lightning and has his brains fried, no succession exists to continue support of vim in the event of his incapacity. Succession of emacs was passed along to three who are known by r.m.s. willing and able to handle that job already. Now for my offering, has ne and e4 been considered yet? The e4 editor may be named e3, but I think by now it's e4. I don't know the status of elvis succession but that may be a possibility for vim users if it's been handled by now.
On Sun, 3 Sep 2017, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 11:48:24 From: rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx To: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Recommended editor for novice programmers? Resent-Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 15:48:48 +0000 (UTC) Resent-From: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 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....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.