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Re: Learn vi/vim in 50 lines and 15 minutes

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 04, 2004 at 16:44 UTC ( #333926=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Learn vi/vim in 50 lines and 15 minutes

Bill Joy, Creater or VI interview cirta 1984:

REVIEW: What is it that Interleaf offers you that EMACS doesn't?
JOY: I can just look at my screen, and when I print it off, it's the same as it looks on the screen. It is formatted, and I'm tired of using vi. I get really bored. There have been many nights when I've fallen asleep at the keyboard trying to make a release. At least now I can fall asleep with a mouse in my hand. I use the Xerox optica mouse instead of the other one because it is color coordinated with my office. Did you notice? I prefer the white mouse to the black mouse. You've got to have some fun, right? This business of using the same editor for 10 years - it's like living in the same place for 10 years. None of us does it. Everyone moves once a year, right?

citation: http://www.cs.pdx.edu/~kirkenda/joy84.html


Comment on Re: Learn vi/vim in 50 lines and 15 minutes
Re: Re: Learn vi/vim in 50 lines and 15 minutes
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 04, 2004 at 17:50 UTC
    This is up here to say that VI is not the end all of editors. BUT if you use UNIX you do need to know it (or the even older ed on which it was based) This old article went on to state it was on a lot of UNIX boxes, But not all. In fact Bill stated that he was using CAT to write software and VI to edit.

    "All real programmer needs is a hex editor" - Anon

Re: Re: Learn vi/vim in 50 lines and 15 minutes
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 04, 2004 at 19:52 UTC

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