Using EMacs: The ultimate hacker's text editor. Why on earth does Don Box like this thing?
Always did wonder what everyone saw in this thing. I'm a keyboard freak myself but this thing is *daunting*!
Tried it a few times, but I guess you have to be a real masochist to fall in love with this thing. That is - getting past the big hurdle takes the strength of a marathon runner. How would you feel if all your key bindings in the text editor looked like this:
(M = ALT, C= Control)
|C-f||move forward one character||M-f||move forward one word|
|C-b||move backwards one character||M-b||move backwards one word|
|C-n||move down one line (next line)||C-v||move down one screenful|
|C-p||move up one line (previous line)||M-v||move up one screenful|
|Backspace||delete to the left||M-Backspace||delete word to the left|
|C-d||delete to the right||M-d||delete word to the right|
|C-e||move to end of line||M-e||move to end of paragraph|
|C-a||move to start of line||M-a||move to start of paragraph|
|C-right or M-right||move forward one word|
|C-left or M-left||move backwards one word|
|C-up||move up one paragraph|
|C-down||move down one paragraph|