Saturday, August 11, 2007

vim: Editing Machine!


In the past month, I got to try the visual studio editor, Komodo, Notepad++ and a myriad of other editors (except emacs. I should try it sometime). No editor even comes close to the enormous power of vim. To use some random editor over vim is like shining a flashlight in front of the bright sun. It is like trying to teach the congress party (of India) how to be sycophants.

Thus came out this song (Has to be sung in the "Videocon Washing Machine.." tune. You know, the ad which used to play some thousand years ago..)

Vim: Editing machine!

It searches, It matches,
It even completes your text,
In just a few minutes,
you will stop using any other editor!
Vim: Editing machine!
(tantan tan tan tan)
Vim: Editing machine!

It has *,
It has #,
And not to forget : and /
and In just a few minutes,
you will shred other editors!
Vim: Editing machine!
(tantan tan tan tan)
Vim: Editing machine!

It can tag,
and lets you brag,
About not touching the mouse!
And in just a few minutes,
you will disown other editors!
Vim: Editing machine!
(tantan tan tan tan)
Vim: Editing machine!


Music: I found my all time favorite tv show theme: Shaktimaan Theme Song! ( no, I did not say the show was my favorite, I said the theme was). Listen to it here

3 comments:

Prabhu Infant said...

I too am a regular user of Vim and Notepad++. I would have to partially disagree to you. Vim is any day better for programming purposes. It is pretty easy to edit code in Vim.

But I chose Notepad++ for my office work. The main advantage The latter had was the "tabs". In a work environment we usually have 10-15 instances of a text editor open at a time. Notepad++ gets an extra point there.

Abhijit Pai said...

http://www.linux.com/articles/59533

Devadutta D Ghat said...

There are very few things vim cant do(if there are any).
Abhijit posted the link before I could :)