[Chugalug] gedit vs geany

DaWorm daworm at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 19:23:22 UTC 2012


Reminds me of voter registration records.
On Dec 19, 2012 11:15 AM, "Ed King" <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> wow...   the last time I saw a file format that bad is when I worked for
> the
> gubberment
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: rdflowers <base at chalice.us>
> To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group <chugalug at chugalug.org
> >;
> "kitepilot at kitepilot.com" <kitepilot at kitepilot.com>
> Sent: Wed, December 19, 2012 11:54:55 AM
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] gedit vs geany
>
> 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.
>
>
>
> ----- Message from kitepilot at kitepilot.com ---------
>     Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:15:24 -0500
>     From: "kitepilot at kitepilot.com" <kitepilot at kitepilot.com>
> Reply-To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group <
> chugalug at chugalug.org>
> 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) 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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