Religious wars (was Re: [Beowulf] A press release)

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon Jul 21 11:51:53 EDT 2008


At 07:11 AM 7/21/2008, Joe Landman wrote:
>Robert G. Brown wrote:
>>On Mon, 21 Jul 2008, Joe Landman wrote:
>>
>>>Rumor has it that C-c C-o C-f C-f C-e C-e instructs emacs to make 
>>>you a cup of coffee. :^
>>>
>>>I personally want an editor without all these fancy things:  just 
>>>syntax highlighting for C/C++/Perl/Bash/Tcsh/Fortran/config files, 
>>>that has line numbers, and intelligent wrapping/splitting.  Can 
>>>run from a GUI. Does split windows.
>>>
>>>gvim does all these things.  But you have to be very careful 
>>>typing. Because it it vi.
>>>
>>>If Komodo had window splitting and intelligent wrapping, it would be good.
>>>
>>>I looked at kate, but it requires kde.
>>>
>>>pico/nano are ok, but they don't do line numbers, or split 
>>>windows, or intelligent wrapping.
>>I don't know if it has all the features you want -- line numbers?  Ugh.
>>You must be coding in runes -- oh, wait, I mean Fortran;-) -- but you
>
>Hey, we have a fair number of current customers with Fortran 
>needs.  It is not going away any time soon (didn't I say somethin 
>bout them language wars?)
>
>I like line numbers to help me figure out if I have a really long 
>line of text.  Most text editors do a poor job of handling this 
>case, happily wrapping it, without telling you, so your key 
>navigation across the long lines looks really funky.


Line numbers are handy when you get that

"syntax error in line 34 of file xyz.c"


too..

Jim



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