[CentOS] gcc editor for newbie (Emacs or vim or ?)

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 15:55:21 UTC 2008

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Nifty Cluster Mitch
<niftycluster at niftyegg.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 05:04:16PM -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> I downloaded the .pdf version of "Thinking in C++" and I've
>> begun to read that and I did
>> yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'   I'm a Newbie Desktop
>> user, jumping into the deep end of the pool. Should I try to learn
>> vi (Vim) (which obviously will help me, if I ever need to
>> administer a remote box)  or install Emacs or something else,
>> for the gcc editor?  An easy learning curve is strongly preferred,
>> but, I am 100% aware of the advantages of vi. Recommendations?
>> TIA!

> gvim
> There is almost no pain if you stick with gvim (vim).
> The help is full of helpfull stuff, the mouse works,
> syntax and keyword aware....

gvim sounds interesting. Thanks! I tried to install it, but it's not
in rpmforge.
Is it in another yum repository?

> You might also look at Eclipse.

First time I've heard of that one.

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