Zhang Weiwu wrote: [ ... ] > Should I advance to vim right now or emacs, or is it that I didn't dig > into vi deep enough to release its full power? I wonder how many > programmers are still using 4BSD vi (compare to enchanced vi's)? Maybe > none? Maybe many?
There are reasonable people who use stock vi. I happen to prefer Emacs, which is probably better suited to the requirements you've listed (cc:'ed below). vi is much lighter-weight in terms of disk space and resource usage, although my fond(?) memories of a ~100K staticly-linked vi binary are outdated. :-) > I know very few about editors other than vi, if I'm going to learn > another editor now, I wish I can be using that forever, and I wish the > editor have good L10N (esp. Chinese). I do some Java program, php and > perl program but not C, and I'd likely to do these kind of program in > the coming years, so what is the best editor for my kind? One might consider: /usr/ports/chinese/emacs20 /usr/ports/editors/emacs21 > I'd like the editor's style to be accepted by readline so I can use > commandline and editor in the same way. FreeBSD uses GNU readline, which supports both Emacs-style and vi-style keybindings (RTM "man readline"), so don't worry about it. -- -Chuck _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"