116206Re: Starting an online VIM vs Other Text Editors battle.. anyone interested?
- Aug 3 4:07 AM* 2010-08-02 09:17 (-0700), tommed wrote:
> I am hoping we can get some of our most elite users to participate inI'm not interested in participating but for this discussion's sake let's
> an online VIM vs EMACS vs INSERT_TEXT_EDITOR_HERE battle site?
> I have posted a few details here: http://www.tommed.co.uk/?p=70
imagine that I was such an "elite user" and could perform some of your
text-editing challenge operations in 3.184 seconds. It's quite obvious
that many other people can do it about equally fast. Some differences in
milliseconds don't matter in the practice anyway.
Now, how do you motivate me to do all the hassle of learning to use a
screen recording software, recording a video, learning to use a video
editor, editing the video a bit, registering to YouTube, learning to use
YouTube, uploading the video there and contacting you about this
unbelievably boring and pointless video? OK, that was a rhetoric
question. I'm not elite, whatever that means, and you just can't
motivate me to do all this hassle. :-) But maybe some people will
participate. Good luck.
On the other hand, how about approaching editors through your own
text-editing tasks and problems? Try to improve your own routines and
possibly discuss about different ways to improve your text editor
For example, there is a guy who wanted to attach nice location
information to his time and task organizer program (Emacs + org-mode).
He implemented support for Google Maps and published his work here:
Isn't this guy an "elite user" because he could extend his editor and
make it nicer and more efficient environment to work with? I mean, for
*his* tasks. Who cares how many milliseconds it would take for that guy
to perform some of your text-editing challenges?
This Google Maps extension was just an example - it happened to be my
latest find. There are also lots of useful Vim scripts in
and I believe most of them are results of someone scratching their own
itches. So, learn to scratch yours efficiently. :-)
You received this message from the "vim_use" maillist.
Do not top-post! Type your reply below the text you are replying to.
For more information, visit http://www.vim.org/maillist.php
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>