[CALUG] Best programming app

Dave Dodge dododge at dododge.net
Fri Nov 18 18:01:24 CST 2005

On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 12:22:41PM -0500, Carlos Astrada wrote:
> I think I was a bit too vague earlier. I am looking for the best, in
> your opinions, application for programming. I want something that is
> powerful and efficient to use.

This is very subjective.  It really depends on what you personally
find easy or comfortable.  I've been using GNU emacs for about 15
years and have no plans to change that; I'm even typing this message
in it.  Emacs can do just about anything (xemacs was originally the
core of a commercial IDE), but it does have a terrible learning curve
and can easily frustrate a new user.

> I am trying to get away from learning to program via VI.

There are plenty of career programmers who work in vi, or one of
its supercharged variants such as vim.

                                                  -Dave Dodge

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