Re: Development environment for Unix

by John Erjavec V <jev(at)>

 Date:  Tue, 29 Feb 2000 23:24:05 -0600
 To:  Rich Bowen <rbowen(at)>,
Ilya Dubinsky <ilya788(at)>
 Cc:  hwg-languages(at)
 References:  net
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At 07:53 AM 2/29/00 -0500, Rich Bowen wrote:
>Ilya Dubinsky wrote:
> >          emacs
>I really, really tried to use emacs. I even tried to like it. I just
>could not get uesd to it. Ease of use is a major issue. I expect I'll
>try emacs again before it's all over with, but at the moment, it's just
>so hard (for me) to use that I cannot see it as a serious option. I know
>that a lot of people use it, so I'm sure it has numerous advantages, but
>I started on vi, and was forever tainted! ;-)


I hesitated to mention this (since I figured you tried and didn't like the 
solution), but Vim ( does all of the required parts 
(except for the multi file search and replace, and who doesn't have a perl 
script to do that for them).  I also like Vim because you can still use it 
when you are unable to get to a Linux box, and must settle for Windows.

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