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

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Tue Aug 12 17:48:10 UTC 2008

MHR wrote:
> 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. :-)

Florin Andrei


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