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#13 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:46 AM

Have you found a vi editor for Windows? I've never looked.
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#14 MeTh0Dz

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:59 AM

Yes, here... download : vim online
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 05:52 AM

Excellent, thank you! As a purist, I'm astonished that you are using the improved version. That is kind of like using .NET instead of winAPI, correct? :)
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:00 AM

No, it is nothing like using .NET as opposed to WinAPI. That is like comparing apples to oranges. What you basically said is that I wouldn't want to use the most recent C standard, I would stick with the original. Which is obviously not true.

My issue with .NET versus WinAPI is that .NET is a wrapper and can only offer you decreased performance and more abstraction.
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:37 AM

ViM is only a wrapper (with improved functions) to vi - in a sense. It is like using Netbeans vs Eclipse then. Netbeans has many improvements such as form editor.
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:01 AM

It has nothing to do with my program's performance, so even if it was a wrapper I wouldn't car.

Although I still consider it to be a second version as opposed to a wrapper.
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:20 AM

Eh, I was trying to stimulate you into debate. Actually, I believe ViM (developer: Bram Moolenaar in 1991) is a branch, or clone, of vi (developer: Bill Joy in 1976). I do not know if vi is still being developed by Unix system owners (SUN, AT&T, etc) although I know that HP-UX still uses "version 1" which is very frustrating to work with at times. The history behind each is an interesting read though. I did not realize that ViM had a built in tutorial system though.

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#20 marwex89

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:09 AM

I stick to netbeans, although it do have some drawbacks. It suits me well, and looks nice :D
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:47 AM

I'm surprised to see that only John likes eclipse, That does everything in one also and does it quite neatly.

Vi might be very light weight, but does it do syntax highlighting, pre compiling, etc?
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 10:01 AM

Vi might be very light weight, but does it do syntax highlighting, pre compiling, etc?


vi does not do syntax highlighting, ViM does. Neither do pre compiling if I understand what you mean (highlighting/underlining errors in code).
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:04 PM

vi does not do syntax highlighting, ViM does. Neither do pre compiling if I understand what you mean (highlighting/underlining errors in code).


Thats what I meant about pre-compiling. I'm a fan of pre-compiling and I'm not sure if I could give it up easily.
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:32 PM

I use jEdit a lot a work, along with the Delphi environment. jEdit has replaced ViM and CrimsonEditor for me because of the ease of adding new syntax highlighting rules and the support for multi-line Regex's. I've been trying Code::Blocks, but have pretty much given up on it as a waste of time. I've tried ViM, but I've pretty well forgotten vi syntax since I last used it back in '95.
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