What is the best C IDE on Linux?

Greg Lindahl lindahl at conservativecomputer.com
Fri Apr 27 11:43:02 EDT 2001


On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 07:35:30AM -0400, Bob Drzyzgula wrote:

> To a large
> extent, this is because the basic editor is so fast, memory-effecient and
> functional there is rarely the need, but it is also because vi integrates so
> well with the underlying command line environment. Need to reflow a
> paragraph to a max 65 columns? "!}fmt -65" will do it for you. Need to sort
> the contents of your buffer? "1G!}sort". Need to insert the system date in
> your file? ":r!date". The Unix command line is fantastically powerful; why
> would anyone want to re-implement this functionality within the editor
> itself?

Speaking from the peanut gallery, I think we should impose a 1 beer
penalty on any poster whose example of great functionality is
trivially equaled by the other side.

Bob, you owe me a beer. Meta-| cmd pipes the current selected region.

-- g


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