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Re: [chat] Editor anxiety
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- Subject: Re: [chat] Editor anxiety
- From: Adrian van den Dries <az@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Oct 29 22:25:01 2001
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Wrote James Peter Gregory, on October 27, around 1:57am +1000:
> 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
See, that's where the whole "vim vs. emacs" argument just falls apart:
Learn to script emacs, and you have learnt a fully-featured, high-level,
arguably superior programming language. Learn to script vim OTOH,
and you've learnt to script vim. Whoopie.
> However, when one has thoughts of doing scientific computation with a text
> editor it is ... time to switch to emacs.
That sound you hear is the sound of hammer meeting nail.
a. (entertaining thoughts of learning emacs one day)
P.S. Cantanker's Tip o' the day
To get vim to do cool things with PHP the way it works for C:
au Bufnewfile,bufread *.php setlocal cindent
au Bufnewfile,bufread *.php set comments=sO:*\ -,mO:*\ \ ,exO:*/,s1:/*,mb:*,ex:*/,://,:#
au Bufnewfile,bufread *.php set formatoptions=croql
Does that look like line noise, or what?