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From "David Graham" <dgraham1...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: [OT] Text editor usage (was RE: [OT]: What is vim?)
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2003 21:55:59 GMT
There have also been studies that show perl programmers are generally better 
than java programmers.

David



>From: "Chappell, Simon P" <Simon.Chappell@landsend.com>
>Reply-To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
>To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
>Subject: [OT] Text editor usage (was RE: [OT]: What is vim?)
>Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 15:38:25 -0600
>
>Actually, my primary point was text editor usage and programmer ability.
>
>It is my personal observation that the better programmers use text editors. 
>(vi or emacs or jedit or vim ... I don't care ... that's not the argument 
>here). I'm not quite saying that IDEs are bad, although I'm certainly 
>tempted to say that some days, but programmers who CAN program with text 
>editors and command-line tools are orders of magnitude better than those 
>who can't. You are more than welcome to tell me that you believe this is 
>not so, but I have observed it enough that, to me, it is a truism.
>
>Simon
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: David Graham [mailto:dgraham1980@hotmail.com]
> >Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 2:56 PM
> >To: struts-user@jakarta.apache.org
> >Subject: RE: [OT]: What is vim?
> >
> >
> >> >
> >> >VIM (vi) beats the hell out of EMACS, unless you are a LISP
> >> >weenie with a
> >> >masochistic bent.  And any non-dot-completion editor refines
> >> >your sense of
> >> >the API because it forces you to RTFM.
> >> >
> >> >Mark
> >
> >I use an ide and am referencing javadoc all the time anyways.
> >I don't see
> >any correlation between ide use and api ignorance.
> >
> >David
> >
> >
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