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 My Text Problem

With emacs, vi, pico, and the TextEdit that comes with Mac OS X why would anyone need any more editors?

The list of editors may seem strange but that is actually what I use to do most if not all of my text editing. I use emacs to write code or to do heavy editing, I use vi for quick file changes, pico is what pine fires up for editing an email, and I write most of my articles using TextEdit. I used to use emacs for the articles but somehow drifted away from it without any planning being involved.

I started with emacs but it did not come on Solaris 2.6 or AIX and so I had to use vi every once in a while. I don't really like vi so it never became my editor of choice. Pico is just there. And really I can't think of any excuse for TextEdit. Now that I think of it, most of my text by word count was written inside a web browser in a form.

There you go, "Hi my name is Noel and I wrote this in a text entry box in a form on my web browser". Is there a twelve step plan for my text problem?

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Aug 24, 2005 )


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