[Chugalug] gedit vs geany

Lee Walker mrscumbagtoyou at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 17:03:21 UTC 2012

This sounds like you haven't heard the old adage....

"I have a problem"
"I'll solve it with regular expressions"
"Now I have 2 problems"

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM, rdflowers <base at chalice.us> wrote:

> Do I have an interesting set of regexp problems for you !!!
> I have a 6600 line handmade ancestor file into which inevitably
> inconsistencies have creeped, and I want to curry it. This BEGS for regexp
> action, rather than what I could do if necessary: an ab initio C or python
> prog for each thing I want to do with it that is too time-consuming for
> hand work.
> The file has been copied to http://chatta.us/gnotes . The first field is
> my version of an integer 0-v are base 32, wxyz are base 4, and @^ are base
> 2, and the thing grows on the right, and the leading 1 of it in binary is
> ommitted.
> AFter generation 20 or so, you run into '((' things, which are to deal
> with multiple descent from the same person.
> After about generation 23 or so, it becomes so hard to hand curry that I
> haven't, and relevant regex insights and perl/python/whatever using those
> would be SO welcome, if anyone happens to be in the mood to share some.
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>     Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:15:24 -0500
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>  Subject: Re: [Chugalug] gedit vs geany
>       To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group <
> chugalug at chugalug.org>
>  There is another thing for Vim (vi is ANOTHER can of worms!):
>> regular expressions. It took me a while (LONG while) to decide to face
>> the regexp dragon, but now that I can sort-of put together some of them, my
>> only regret is:
>> WHY DIDN'T I TRY SOONER!? You can do unbelievable powerful magic with
>> regexps, and once you go regexp, you'll LOVE! Vim (and sed and grep).
>> Regular expressions are not easy, but they are not impossible.
>> All it takes is a commitment to ask, when facing some boring
>> single-pattern multiple-lines change:
>> how do I regxep this?
>> Then you find one solution.
>> And another.
>> And another one!
>> And (oh boy) yo begin smiling and thinking "this is *SOOOO KEWL!!!*"  :)
>> Try it, you won't regret it. If you want to try regexps and you are (like
>> me) lazy, feel free to send me an email asking how to regexp something and
>> I'll give it a shot.  I'll send you back the regexp plus the explanation of
>> how it works. No, I am neither that helpful nor that wizard.
>> It has become now a (sometimes) entertaining challenge to regexp stuff
>> and the more I try the more I learn.  Feel free to send me Vim questions
>> too.
>> Back when I began learning vi in 1996 (I'm still learning), there was a
>> guy in the office that had an answer at his fingertips just about
>> every-time.  Made learning vi enjoyable as opposite as frustrating.  And I
>> can certainly learn (or challenge my knowledge) with your questions.
>> ET PS: If you send me a specific question, make sure that you send it to
>> my address, sometimes I overlook messages in the list. David Ingram writes:
>>> I have recently been reading a good book about vim called Practical Vim.
>>> If
>>> you want to make the investment in time it will pay dividends. Sublime
>>> also
>>> has a vim mode for converts as well. For HTML and CSS I am using sublime
>>> because out of the box it is setup for that kind of work. Vim can most
>>> certainly replicate that, but there is effort required. +1 to all who
>>> said you should at least learn the basics of vim (insert mode
>>> and how to save files), it is a must for command line work where you have
>>> no choice of editors. On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:25 AM, Adam Jimerson <
>>> vendion at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> You could also go the Jeff Dean,
>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Jeff_Dean_(computer_scientist)<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Dean_(computer_scientist)>route:     Jeff Dean escews both Emacs and VI. He types his code into zcat,
>>>> because it's faster that way. On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:20 AM, Adam
>>>> Jimerson <vendion at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> To help learn vim it ships with a teaching aid, vimtutor, that teaching
>>>>> the basics (quiting, saving, movement via hjkl, moving by jumping,
>>>>> find,
>>>>> find and replace) as well as some more advanced, and very useful,
>>>>> actions
>>>>> (jump forward/backwards x number of words, jump to end of line, jump
>>>>> to beginning of line, jump to the first character on the line) etc.
>>>>>  There
>>>>> is also a browser based game to help learn how to use vim (
>>>>> http://vim-adventures.com/), they have the first level free to play
>>>>> then
>>>>> it is about $10 for the rest of the levels On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at
>>>>> 7:31 PM, DaWorm <daworm at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> I still haven't figured out how to exit vim when some evil app makes
>>>>>> it
>>>>>> it's default configuration editor, much less use it to edit
>>>>>> something.  It
>>>>>> may be the greatest editor of all time, but the learning curve isn't
>>>>>> so
>>>>>> much of a curve as an insurmountable cliff.  By the time I could
>>>>>> figure out
>>>>>> how to do something simple in it, I could download and try 20 other
>>>>>> editors.  Of course I can't understand regex either, which may be
>>>>>> related.
>>>>>> My brain isn't quite that symbolic.  Looks like someone hit random
>>>>>> number
>>>>>> keys with the shift stuck to me.
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