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Re: [chat] Editor anxiety
- Subject: Re: [chat] Editor anxiety
- From: James Peter Gregory <jgre4014@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Oct 27 01:58:01 2001
- Cc: chat slug <slug-chat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 26 Oct 2001, Ken Foskey wrote:
> mark@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >Given that the popular UNIX editors are pretty fully featured, does anyone
> >else apart from me ever worry that they aren't getting everything from them
> >that they can? Does anyone else set aside time to try and learn their tools
> >a bit better?
1337 vim trick of the week:
hit ctrl-p or ctrl-n when in insert mode to get vim to auto complete your
identifiers. You can also give it a dictionary file to takes stuff from when
it can't find an instance of a matching identifier in your code.
It's actually become somewhat competitive at my work to see who knows the
1337est vim commands each week.
:make is pretty 1337 too.
I'm yet to learn the macro language though. One of these days I'll have to
write a vim macro to compute the real fourier transform of a ppm file or
Then I could take that code and feed it audio files and get phat bass out of
my mp3's by multiplying the lower co-efficents by some factor and saving to
However, when one has thoughts of doing scientific computation with a text
editor it is either time for more coffee or time to switch to emacs.
"I'm not vegetarian becuase I love animals; I'm vegetarian because I hate
plants." - unknown.