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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors
« on: October 19, 2009, 10:33 AM »
Standard install of gvim vs standard install of Notepad++
You can easily make N++ bloated by using too many plug-ins. You can easily keep your Vim tiny and fast by setting the right options (no colors, vi compatibility and stuff). I must confess, however, that I don't have any benchmarks about that. But I'm sure that Vim is the fastest might-be-used-as-an-IDE editor out there.

it's not the end-all-be-all perfect tool for everybody.
If there was such a thing, no-one would need any other editor, right? That's the great thing about perfectness: There is always a thing that comes closer to it.

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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors
« on: October 19, 2009, 10:18 AM »
it loads slower than Notepad++
Depends on your configuration.

but I always forget the keystrokes
"ci}", "change inner }-block". Easier to understand than some weird Alt-Arrow-Metakey-Whirl-around-and-sing hotkeys.

I guess.

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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors
« on: October 19, 2009, 01:13 AM »
Handle huge files efficiently? :)
Works. (Depending on your definition of "huge", but you should figure out first what a "text editor" is intended to do for you.)

At what cost, though? Between spending $20 on a text editor and 2 years on figuring out the basics of (g)vi(m), I'n not even hesitating :)
A steep learning curve is common to most today's text editors. But Vim has a tutorial for that. Built-in.  :)

There's something to be said for Shift+nav keys selection!
Discard the "Shift" key thing, and you'll have the Visual Mode. :P

then one would be sing vi as a more-or-less standard Windows editor
Nothing wrong with that.

And for that, TextPad et al are better, because they are "more standard", if you will.
A "standard" is the standard you define. Some say Office 2007 is a standard, too.  :D

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General Software Discussion / Re: The Best Of: text editors
« on: October 18, 2009, 03:58 PM »
Phew ... I wonder if there is one thing that EmEditor or UltraEdit can but Vim can't ...  :-*

Srsly, I can't understand people paying for text editors. If they really need a bloated programming IDE instead of a text editor, they should learn about Eclipse...

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General Software Discussion / Re: Who should judge Win7's success?
« on: October 18, 2009, 12:44 PM »
Obviously there seems to be a certain interest for things like that.

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