[CentOS] Re: gcc editor for newbie (Emacs or vim or ?)
florin at andrei.myip.org
Tue Aug 12 17:48:10 UTC 2008
> Vi is not the world's best editor
Heh, understatement of the century.
It's an awful editor. I wish I could hire the person who came up with
the user interface, only to have the satisfaction of having him/her
fired five minutes later. With no severance package.
It's one of the worst designs from a usability perspective. Yes, it's on
every Unix system out there. Yes, it's very complex and can be powerful
and can be extended to do a million things. Yes, you can train yourself
so you learn it well enough so that the interface is not a problem anymore.
But all that does not negate the basic fact that it's one of the most
un-intuitive and essentially broken user interface designs ever. But
we're stuck with it, which is unfortunate.
Note: I'm not an Emacs fan. :-)
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