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

Toby Bluhm tkb at midwestinstruments.com
Tue Aug 12 18:56:22 UTC 2008

Florin Andrei wrote:
> Frank Cox wrote:
>> On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:48:10 -0700
>> Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Viewed in the context of the time when it was originally created, it's 
>> a work
>> of genius.  There's a reason why it became the default text editor on 
>> Unix
>> systems.
> I don't deny that.
> Interlaced video, at the time it was invented, was a great idea. Now 
> it's a huge harassment for anyone doing video processing. The steam 
> engine was a huge step forward - a few hundred years ago. And look at it 
> now.

If interlaced video powered by a steam engine works for me, why should I 

My car is over 10 yrs old & runs fine - don't need a new one.
My house was built 45 yrs ago & I like it - don't need a new one.
I was born over 50 yrs ago & I don't need . . . well, ok - maybe there's 
room for improvement. :-)

Toby Bluhm
Alltech Medical Systems America, Inc.

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