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    vim or emacs?

    vim or emacs? I just can't deside, I have played with both. I like vim for being light but them again I like emacs for not being light and having everything I need. Do I buy the vim book or the emacs book? What I'm likely to use an editor for: coding, invoices, poems, letters and editing. I'm dy3lexic so anything which can help with spell check on the fly is a big help. I know how to do this in emacs but not in vim. I seem to be leaning towards vim though for it's cleanness.
    So emacers what's so good about emacs?
    So vimers what's so good about vim?
    Darren

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    Re:vim or emacs?

    what is so good about vim?

    no need to use mouse
    macros
    lots 'o' tools - e.g. vimdiff, vim hex editor...

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    Re:vim or emacs?

    i do all of my php development in VI

    Gotta love it

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    Re:vim or emacs?

    vim

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    Re:vim or emacs?

    My brain just cannot comprehend vi(m). Switching between typing and the command line just confuses the hell out of me. I'm trying to type something and uh-oh i forgot to press I first for Insert and it start doing all kinds of crazy things.
    I know the power vi(m) has, but it's user interface is just something out of hell.

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    Re:vim or emacs?

    Vim. NO question.

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    Re:vim or emacs?

    i use vim even though my brain can't keep up with typing and deleteing and all that even though I have used it for like 3 years. I generally use vim though, I also like PICO a lot.

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    VIM is starting to piss me off, I'm considering trying out emacs.

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    bah vimacs perfect balance between the two. vimacs will rule all :P

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    Re:vim or emacs?

    [quote author=cloverm link=board=2;threadid=7005;start=0#65042 date=1052761507]
    My brain just cannot comprehend vi(m). Switching between typing and the command line just confuses the hell out of me. I'm trying to type something and uh-oh i forgot to press I first for Insert and it start doing all kinds of crazy things.
    I know the power vi(m) has, but it's user interface is just something out of hell.

    [/quote]

    Yup, modal interfaces are evil. That's why I use JOE. Very simple to learn editor with all the power of vi and none of the anoying "i"/"esc" stuff.

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/joe

    grrrr.... fix link.....

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