In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> you write: >Hello, FreeBSD people. > >First thing to mention is that I'm very experienced Emacs user. I was using it [ snip reasons for becoming a VI user ] >and according to documentation it has powerful editing mechanism.
It is. >So, my question goes to all FreeBSD hackers who uses `nvi' as their general >editor. Is it possible to do serious hacking with it? More accurate: I mostly use vim, not nvi. Reasons: - vim can do syntax highlighting. - vim does smart indentation "correctly" for my value of correctly. >* What programming features it support? (Does it have something like etags? >Does it have interface to gdb? And such other things..) Ctags originated with vi. I can't imagine why an editor should interface with gdb -- that's what other windows are for. >* Is it possible to use it comfortable with Dvorak layout? (I noticed some >bindings that relies on keys arrangement) I use a Dvorak keyboard all the time. It works just fine; your fingers have already learned the hard part. Besides, j and k are still next to each other, and I almost never use h or l for moving left/right (usually use space or W for right and 0 to go to beginning of line). >* How to setup it to standard FreeBSD C code indentation? And don't use >tabs as well. :set tabstop=8 shiftwidth=4 Use tabs. They're part of the FreeBSD standard, last I checked, but that's an area of religious discussion I try to avoid. >It's hard choice for me to switch old good Emacs to something new, so please >give me your opinions. I've tried emacs several times, and keep going back to vi because I don't like hitting so many modifier keys. -- Steve Watt KD6GGD PP-ASEL-IA ICBM: 121W 56' 57.8" / 37N 20' 14.9" Internet: steve @ Watt.COM Whois: SW32 Free time? There's no such thing. It just comes in varying prices... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-hackers To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"