Editors (was: Re: Phoenix.pm: Mac/Windows -> Unix line endings)

Kevin Buettner kev at primenet.com
Fri Nov 5 18:56:33 CST 1999

On Nov 5,  4:11pm, Phaedrus wrote:

> (Doug sent me this ignorant misinformed gibberish:)
> > > Well, just thought you might find it interesting.
> > 
> > I use vim (Vi IMproved).  Works on Linux and Windows, and its free! 
> > Also has syntax highlighting.  (oh no! I just upset the emacs folks. :) 
> > <me crawling under my desk to escape flamage>)
> > 
> Ha! VIM is aweful! NVI, now theres a vi implementation! (Editor
> implementation holy war, anyone?)

If you're looking for a vi clone, you ought to try xvile (or vile if
you're stuck using the console).  You can configure it (--with-perl)
so that you can use perl as an extension language to make the editor
even more powerful.

You can get [x]vile from ftp://ftp.clark.net/pub/dickey/vile .

The other thing to try out (if you're like me and are used to
vi key-bindings) is emacs in viper mode.  It's pretty good.


Kevin Buettner
kev at primenet.com, kevinb at cygnus.com

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