From: John P. Looney (Kate) (jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie)
Date: Wed 19 Jul 2000 - 12:33:44 IST
On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 12:12:35PM +0100, Noel Carroll mentioned:
> > I bought it, and went back to Vim. A lot to be said for a terminal
> > based editor. I really did like it's tagging stuff. You can set it up
> > to autocomplete function names. Cool for GUI programming, when you
> > have gnome_widget_with_extra_bells_new() type function names.
> Any reviews of VSE usually have sung its praises, touting the fact that its
> been around for donkeys and runs on every known unix and is highly
> stable/developed and all that. It does look like you'd be in trouble
> without X though. It costs $299 if I'm not mistaken also which makes it a
> bit too rich for my pocket.
Oh, it's very good. It's just not what I wanted. The syntax highlighting
was a little limited, and more buggy than Vim's. I couldn't get it to do
all the cool stuff I could in Vim, without major effort (like ctrl-X to
subtract one from the next number in the line). It's VI emulation wasn't
as good. Spawning a 16MB editor to send an email from mutt isn't on. It
wouldn't run in the console.
That said, I got it for £99 when I was a student in DCU.
-- The words of the unwary are apt to cause needless pain and bloody violence. - Zen Master Greg
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