[OT] Text Editor vs IDE aka ctrl-s froze VI

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Fri Oct 14 10:19:47 MDT 2005

Levi Pearson wrote:
> On Oct 14, 2005, at 2:11 AM, Steve wrote:
>> I've never found the onesize fits all approach of emacs appealing, for
>> my uses it does WAY too much, although that may be a boon to some
>> people.
> Not that I'm going to attempt to talk you into liking emacs, but that  
> argument just strikes me as funny.  It's not like emacs is  overflowing 
> with buttons and controls like MS Word or Your Favorite  IDE.  You don't 
> even have to know that its crazy features even exist  to use it.  I 
> often fire up zile for simple text editing.  It's  certainly not 
> over-featured, but it acts exactly like emacs does for  basic text 
> editing.  One need not even know that emacs is capable of  more than that.

Until you accidentally press a random key combination and you have no 
idea why the editor suddenly turned into a news reader.  Good luck 
getting back to your precious file.  It happened to me once. :-)  Vi is 
just as bad, though, IMHO.


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