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Python heaven...

On 4/8/07, Stephen Adler <adler at> wrote:
> How many BLU'ers use IDE's like eclipse or just keep hacking code with
> emacs, (or vi?) issuing make commands in a separate terminal window or
> with the emacs internal compile command? I'm just wondering just how
> behind the times I am...

The nice thing about emacs is that you can hack code anywhere.  You
don't need a GUI and once you know what you are doing, you have a lot
of powerful customization options.  However, I still consider myself
an emacs newbie compared to people who have been using it for many
many years.  But, I frequently write code on headless machines, so
Eclipse is not an option.  I'd say if you *only* know Eclipse, then
you are in trouble.  But if you can be more productive with a full
IDE, then go for it.  One of the problems is that full-featured IDE's
are incredibly slow and memory inefficient.  Emacs/vi are much
Kristian Hermansen

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