But I like Vim's editing better than Emacs's endless control-meta-this-and-that approach. It's faster and more convenient. I might try Emacs without Evil mode at some point, I'm a pragmatist after all but at least this way I don't have to learn the entire Emacs editing thingy just to get started. I'm familiar with M-x, C-x C-f, C-x C-f and the like which should suffice for now.
Installing was almost like a breeze. Had I figured out Ubuntu 12.04 uses emacs23 instead of emacs24 which all the help I can google points to I would have had an easier time. But here's how I got started:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacssudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install emacs24git clone http://www.dr-qubit.org/git/undo-tree.git ~/.emacs.d/undo-treegit clone git://gitorious.org/evil/evil.git ~/.emacs.d/evil
Then I added the following to .emacs:
(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/evil") (require 'evil) (evil-mode 1)
Last line loads the wombat colour scheme. I use wombat256 in Vim.
Now I just need to figure out how to get the same functionality as my favourite Vim plugins have. For instance, CtrlP. Someone suggested ido mode, but I can't seem to get it to do recursive search. In CtrlP you don't have to know where a file is to find it.