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Re: Which topic it most controversial within the halls of our sanctimonious Monastery:

by grinder (Bishop)
on Sep 08, 2005 at 07:32 UTC ( #490130=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Which topic is most controversial within the halls of our sanctimonious Monastery:

It's not vim, it's vi. The former has a large number of useless features for which Real Programmers have no need. There's nothing like typing :X (uppercase X) by accident to save the file and quit, and accidently encrypting your file with a key you can't reproduce, because you used the system's typeahead to prepare the next command to be run.

Other than that, there's:

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Re^2: Which topic it most controversial within the halls of our sanctimonious Monastery:
by gellyfish (Monsignor) on Sep 08, 2005 at 08:55 UTC

    I don't think the 'X' thing is a uniquely vim feature - I recall a colleague doing this on ICL DRS/NX before vim was born, DRS/NX was a near bog-standard SVR4 and the only open source software installed on this machine was Perl 4.

    /J\

Re^2: Which topic it most controversial within the halls of our sanctimonious Monastery:
by ambrus (Abbot) on Sep 08, 2005 at 12:07 UTC

    Also "is" is misspelt to "it".

      Fixed. Niel I'm not touching.

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[RonW]: choroba: Please define "high end" and "low end"
[LanX]: choroba: subversive (as usual ;)
[james28909]: i dunno, if i didnt have so little experience in linux i would swap. but it would be to much of a learning curve for me right now.
[choroba]: Low-end is defined as the Perl that generates millions of income
[choroba]: sorry, that's high-end, of coursse
[choroba]: low end, in my talk, will be code that "we don't touch because it works" and noone knows why
[choroba]: I want to present the most bizzare bugs and misfeatures I met when working for a large financial institution
[choroba]: I already gave a similar talk to my friends in a pub and at an internal conference at work and people liked it, so maybe...
[choroba]: LanX: That's the heritage, I can't do anything else
[RonW]: Sounds like some system my employer has "It does exactly what we need it to do and can't afford to risk anything we can't prove is 100% compatible"

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