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From Benjamin Tomasini <>
Subject Re: [OT] Re: Why are people are up on Struts
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2002 18:14:46 GMT
Normally a reader only in this list, but here are 2 cents...

With a basic knowledge of Emacs, Ant, and Perl you can conquer the world
faster than with any IDE I know of.  And conquer it from pretty much any
shell - bash, X, even Windows!

Plus, Emacs is great for cleaning up messy code.  Its indent feature in
java-mode (cc-mode) is quite handy.

On Fri, 2002-12-13 at 14:00, Eddie Bush wrote:
> I can live with vi if it's forced upon me, but I much prefer Emacs. 
>  'Course nowadays, assuming you're using an x terminal (or are on 
> windows) both of them are fairly easily used through their toolbars ... 
> at least, I think vim has one now (or can perhaps - nearly certain).  I 
> suppose that's for the "mortals" among us ;-O  I just go for the "arcane 
> key sequences" personally - so much more efficient.  One nifty thing I 
> really like about Emacs is that, sometimes I can remember the command 
> name but not it's key sequence - and it tells you what the sequence is 
> once you invoke it the "long" way.  So, I can keep important shortcuts 
> in my head, and, when I run across a situation that requires me to use 
> something that I don't recall the shortcut for, I can invoke it manually 
> and get a referesher on what the sequence is to invoke it.  I really 
> like that feature :-)  It works great so long as you can remember the 
> "command name" or ... at least have an idea (as it has completion 
> assistance for commands too).
> David Graham wrote:
> > I like vi now that I know how to use it but why couldn't they put 
> > common commands at the bottom of the screen for us mortals?
> >
> > David 
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> Eddie Bush
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