On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 2:09 PM, Michael P. [email protected]
And people who shy away from that power aren’t really programmers IMO.
Good job it’s worth a whole 2pence :-/
I’ll take it. Paypal work?
How is it harder to learn the IDE keyboard shortcuts that it is to
I didn’t say it was harder, but you only get what it came
pre-programmed with for the most part. Some of them offer some added
shortcut functionality but nothing anywhere close to the power of
making your own key binding in Lisp.
Another thing is I can start Emacs once and run it until my next
reboot, weeks or months from now. I have to restart Eclipse every few
hours or so. I can start Emacs in a screen and continue my work from
home later in the evening. I can background Emacs and type shell
commands. It’s so much more.
IDEs usually have a large memory footprint. Eclipse uses over half a
GB of ram on my system. Emacs uses 13MBs of ram, but that’s only
because I have a ton of stuff loaded like ERC, ECB, and Gnus.
Typically, it would be worth adding “YMMV” to your
previous statement, because other people may find there isn’t a direct
correlation between the ratio of their keyboard:mouse contact and
their productivity -
If its your job to write code then just write the code. Are you a
programmer or not?
I’ve sat next to people at both extremes; of
typing lots of noise, and typing amazing code with very few
Yeah, that’s the .net people, plugging components together requires
very little typing, and very little programming skills for that
regardless of their development environment.
(of course, YMMV
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