No. I don't use vi, but it at least has some basic functionality. It's not scriptable, so it's not good for really serious use, but it can get simple jobs done in a pinch, unlike most other so-called text editors (EDIT, Notepad, SimpleText, TPU, ...).
i assure you, not only is vi scriptable, it's really good for serious use. and if you use a buff version like vim you can even have a Perl interpreter inside your editor.
i remeber converting a shell script to Perl once while someone was watching.
HELLO = "hello"
WORLD = "world"
# tons more of these
luckily :g/^[A-Z]\+ =/s/^/my $/|s/$/;/ can Perlify all of those variable declarations for me!
my $HELLO = "hello";
my $WORLD = "world";
there's nothing like watching a file morph from one language to another almost magicly.
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