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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • 1.) what text editor you use

    Vim.

    2.) what text editor you would use instead if the one you use did not exist

    Probably pico, but maybe emacs

    3.) what factor separates the two

    Despite the modal interface I find that Vim is simpler than emacs and much more powerful than pico. For the types of things I do on an everyday basis, Vim works well. Pico is a possible alternative because it is dead simple and I learned the keystrokes while using Pine over period of several years. In fact, Vim was my alternate editor under Pine when I needed to do heavy duty text mangling. Emacs has become a little more interesting to me lately, but the time involved to learn it well has been a deterrent to making the plunge.