Pre-testing Emacs 22
Posted Nov 2, 2006 19:15 UTC (Thu) by N0NB
Parent article: Pre-testing Emacs 22
I'm not a professional developer although I do a bit of coding from time to time. Mostly I am a hobbyist/home user and have excised both Emacs and vi and friends from my systems.
For quick editing of config files and such I use Midnight Commander. Yes, it's editor is clunky, but no worse than vi, plus it does feature syntax highlighting on recognized file types.
For any other work I use FTE which fits my approach to editing very well. These are among the first two apps that I install. No mode switching, no protheletizing, just results.
While Emacs 22 sounds impressive, I already run KDE, so I don't need another DE. Secondly, I want an editor that edits without having to remember modes, allows the use of the mouse or keyboard to select text, and supports the basic Wordstar keystrokes for movement and text operations. I get that with FTE.
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