I use Emacs:
- at home
- at work
- under Windows
- under Linux
- not in bed
- neither in the shower
I used Emacs for a couple of months now (2 to be accurate). I have only one reproach to this editor: the learning curve, Emacs is a great editor, however you need to be willing to spend 2 or 3 hours at first in order to learn it.
On the positive side: the feeling of controlling the editor instead of having to force yourself to use what the editor is willing to give you is really unique.
Emacs vs XEmacs
I started with XEmacs (using it for about two months), and switched to Emacs for the following reasons:
- the general latency of XEmacs, a constant feeling of slow reaction from the editor
- the time XEmacs takes to colorize text files with font-lock
- most online scripts work straight away with Emacs but required to be modified to work with XEmacs
- the Emacs online community
Take a look at EmacsAndXEmacs ….
The Emacs Script
The main scripts I use are:
- xcscope: very handy to find you way into a big project
- git: Switching from p4 to git… I couldn’t go back to p4 now… (not with the way it is now at least)
- redo: I was kind of surprise that Emacs has a Undo system without any option to do a “redo”
I also use:
My personal contribution