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

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 12:02:53 EDT 2008


Line numbers are super convenient for peer-review, so humans can refer to
lines. I've written C programs just to preprend every line with a
consequtive integer.
Peter

On 7/21/08, Jim Lux <James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
>
> 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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