On 22-Apr-99 Robert Elliott wrote:
>> > >Interestingly^2, a whole ten minutes of the Linux tapes are devoted to
>> > >learning VI. How long does it take to say 'use emacs instead'?
>> > about as long as it takes to say "join the dark side luke."
>>>> Yah hay ! - it's been ages since I had a good bout of editor wars :-)
>>>This is unexpected. I didn't expect *anyone* to view vi as anything
>other than an unusable piece of shite. Okay, I was unnaturally fond of
>edlin, and distraught when no 32-bit version was released, but stil...
Funny i use vi as my programming, and general knocking about editor.
Never really got into the whole emacs thing. vi was very handy when i
was stuck with an infinitely slow connection during coop, i found it
much easier to type far into the future with it. And the habit stuck,
of course the other reason is that the references pages for vi were
before the ones for emacs on the first unix references pages i got.
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