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[REBOL] Re: GVIM Editor

From: louisaturk:eudoramail at: 12-Mar-2002 19:48

Chris, At 12:39 PM 3/12/2002 +0000, you wrote: But I'd recommend using emacs anyway, as there's a rebol mode for emacs
>and emacs is much, much better than vi or vim! (/me pulls the asbestos >overalls out of the box labeled "For use in Holy War situations only")
I believe that, generally speaking, each tool has its use, and is better for certain purposes than any other tool. It is just that for some tools the cost in dollars or "time to learn" is so high that one can only afford one tool of its kind. Besides, you can't drive both Cadillac and Lincoln at the same time, even if you can afford both. So, your get a Porshe instead. :>) Or a Chevy! And it is the best by declaration. Anyway, I've decided to go to either vim or emacs since they are both free (and I'm in the non-profit sector on a tight budget), and they both seem to have a multitude of professional programmers as users to potentially help me in times of need (which for me is often). Also, I figure that with so many pros choosing one of these two editors they both must be exceptional. So I can't go wrong either way, provided they do what I need to do (which right now is cut and paste between programs). So, please explain: why do you think emacs is better than vim? and for what uses would vim be better than emacs? Also, what version of emacs do you recommend for use with Windows 2000? Thanks, Louis ps What I would really like is a basic vim or emacs written in rebol (just the basic commands), so that it would be small and fast, and so that I could easily modify it myself to fit my own often unusual needs.