View Poll Results: Emacs or Vi?

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  • Emacs

    11 13.75%
  • Vi

    32 40.00%
  • Neither/Dont Care

    34 42.50%
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    3 3.75%
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Thread: Everyone says this makes a crazy debate so...

  1. #1
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    Everyone says this makes a crazy debate so...

    Ive heard people say how crazy the debate of emacs or vi is.

    Just wondering, which do you prefer?

    Personally, ive never used ether, but emacs sounds cooler and aparently it has more features then some OSes. That just plain sounds cool.

    Now, also, people say it will bring on great flame wars. (Dont accually know why, but heh). I hope people here are more civilized then that though.

  2. #2
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    Re: Everyone says this makes a crazy debate so...

    I've used Emacs and it has a ton of options and a few games but when I need to edit some text I prefer something lightweight like Notepad because it's not like I'm doing anything major. Neither/Don't care for me.

    Edit: and by Emacs I ment GNU Emacs.

  3. #3
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    Re: Everyone says this makes a crazy debate so...

    For lightweight tasks and quick edits I use gedit and nano, and for everything else Emacs, out of habit; I've never got round to giving vi a thorough try.
    Last edited by 23meg; January 6th, 2006 at 04:54 AM.
    Previously known as 23meg

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    Re: Everyone says this makes a crazy debate so...

    I use VI. I'm not gonna say it's better than other editors, but I personally find it to be more comfortable, especially for quick and dirty edits of config files. It's also very comfortable for coding.

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    Wink Re: Everyone says this makes a crazy debate so...

    Call me what you want (too late 4 that) but I like pico a.k.a nano https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NanoHowto?highlight=%28nano%29
    for quick dirty work

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    Re: Everyone says this makes a crazy debate so...

    never really used Emacs. i love vi

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    Re: Everyone says this makes a crazy debate so...

    i tried emacs for ten minutes, once. i had no clue what it was for.

  8. #8
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    Re: Everyone says this makes a crazy debate so...

    Never used emacs. I like vi. Just need to get better memorization of the commands.

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    Re: Everyone says this makes a crazy debate so...

    vi for everything. i hate typing "sudo gedit blah blah" but people new to linux and computers in general obviously dont know vi to edit their sources list and etc

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    Re: Everyone says this makes a crazy debate so...

    emacs, just because jed is based on it.
    Sylvia: Look at what you've done to him!
    Christof: I have given Truman the chance to lead a normal life. The world, the place you live in, is the sick place.

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