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[REBOL] Re: GVIM Editor

From: tim:johnsons-web at: 12-Mar-2002 8:47

Hello All: * Chris <[chris--starforge--demon--co--uk]> [020312 05:12]:
> Dr. Louis A. Turk wrote: > > There probably is another way around it, probably involving a long > > string of esoteric chracters ;) What OS are you using? You're posting
No string of esoteric characters is necessary! Dr. Turk needs simply to be in insert mode, given the caveats provided from earlier emails, he should then be informed of the implications of settings "inherited" from his vimrc file.
> from Windows, in which case there are quite a few more sensible editors > on cnet IIRC.
Sensible? See comments on trade-offs:
> 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")
Regardless of whether one uses vim or xemacs, it is a hard start. The trade-off is in productivity. The learning curve can be steep with either. The parallel is to rebol itself. It took time for me to learn rebol, but the increased productivity was worthwhile. Gotta consider the trade-off. The vim "community" offers a huge amount of resources for the user, as does emacs. If Dr. Turk wants to use vim, it is recommended that he subscribe to the vim mailing list, and I (and perhaps others here) would be happy to help him out offlist. (Note: I have "hacked" the rebol/vim syntax files a bit also, last I heard Holger has using that.) Also have some shortcut stubs for rebol). BTW: If Chris really wants to get into a Holy War, he could more likely find one between the Emacs and Xemacs crowd. Us vimmers are still trying to figure out things like :g/g^$/d But then there are pull-downs :-) MTCW -- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>