Tolerance, good temper and sympathy — they are what matter really, and if the human race is not to collapse they must come to the front before long.
- E. M. Forster
vi and I got along fine after I dealt with it for a few weeks.
You know, I always had a fondness for ed. Pretty much always worked, no matter what terminal type you were using. Of course, I really only ever used it for small edits, not for anything big.But then, ed is effectively the Wright flyer in this analogy.
Borepatch,I was big user of Elvis for years, but sadly the development dropped off and I had to switch to vim (which is pretty good, too). For the stuff I do today, IDEs are essential, but I still demand vi key bindings.
I had to give up AEDIT when our work moved from Intel development systems to DOS. You remember that scene where the kid has to shoot Old Yeller? It was kind of like that. AEDIT had the best macro support of anything I've ever used.I flirted with a bunch of editors (including Emacs) after that but finally settled on Vim.
Why on earth would you swiitch TO Emacs?
Chad, I found ed on a router, Back IN The Day. It was the universal text editing solvent.Alan, never liked Emacs. Big, bloated, arcane, didn't run on routers ... ;-)
I hated them all because I had to use other people's machines all the time and everyone had a different setup.
never liked Emacs. Big, bloated, arcaneEmacs is a classic example of Zawinski's Law: "Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can."
Looking at the cartoon, I thought I knew. Reading the comments, not so much.I thought it was about an Airbus A330.
Yeah... when I saw this one I fibblsnorked my gingerale and laughed my ass off for like five minutes.
I agree with Alan on this one. Also, some routers have vim on them now.
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