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

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 16:20:02 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:09 AM, Ross S. W. Walker
<RWalker at medallion.com> wrote:
> Well Eclipse is more of an IDE (Integrated Development Environment)
> which I think having one that works across multiple languages is
> essential.
> Emacs was the original IDE, but the GUI gives a lot more to the
> environment, contextual language reference, interface designing,
> etc. Though Emacs purists will argue that elisp modules exist
> to provide those, and they probably do, but GUI interface
> design tools, most likely they do not.
> vi is an essential tool to learn though for system administration
> and quick-n-dirty coding, but to really develop a software system
> you need an IDE, preferably one that can handle multiple languages,
> has a GUI designer, language reference tools, and integrates with
> multiple revision control systems (rcs/cvs, subversion, git).

Ross: Thank you, for all of the above. It looks like I need to learn both
vi and an IDE, for different tasks. Lanny

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