Yuvi Panda

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Block cursor vs Post Cursor (gVim vs Emacs)

Here is an approximate timeline of the editors I’ve used so far:

  • Turbo C++ (4th grade to 8th grade)
  • Visual Basic 6 (8th grade to 10th grade)
  • Visual Studio 2005 (10th grade to 11th grade)
  • Visual Studio 2008 (11th grade to 1st year of college)
  • gVim (1st year of college)
  • GNU Emacs (after gVim)

Now, the one thing, maybe even the only thing I miss is the fact that gVim gives me the I-Bar cursor, while Emacs by default gave me the block cursor. I like the I-Bar better than the block, and so far, couldn’t figure out how to change that. It’s not helping that I don’t have access to the internet.

So what does a sane man do?

He stops using the GTK version of Emacs, and switches to the console version :D


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