[Mono-list] Editor frustration.

Jay Freeman (saurik) saurik@saurik.com
Wed, 1 Aug 2001 02:45:45 -0500


This (vim) is what I use when I'm in a Unix environment.  I lost quite a bit
of respect for Emacs a few days ago (I decided to fiinally really, really
try to use it) when I found out that syntax highlighting is something that
isn't supported by the console version, only by the X version... I started
to think "boy, even vim can do this... Emacs should have been spending less
time adding games to the distribution and more time actually working on
their damned text editor".  Apparently it is a feature slated for version
21... if I understand the situation correctly, I might... _might_ be able to
expect 21 to be out before I die :-P.

vim comes with many of the current distributions (the ones that care much
about being modern), but are not always pre-configured to automatically
enable syntax highlighting.  I can set you up with a syntax highlighting
script for C# that was posted by someone on the .NET mailing list (as well
as update it for some of the newer keywords if need be).

Jay Freeman (saurik)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam Ruby" <rubys@us.ibm.com>
To: "mono" <mono-list@ximian.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Editor frustration.

> John Barnette wrote:
> >
> > ~ j. // I miss my vi.
> Why?  http://www.vim.org
> - Sam Ruby