Thanks for taking the time to reply. I was pretty sure vi,
vim, and gvim could meet my short list, probably my longer
list too. I'm not so sure, at least from what I've read in
this thread and my limited exposure to vi, that they fit
the bill as far as short learning curve and familiar
keyboard shortcuts (afraid the command/edit mode ":"
annoyance is something I just can't get past).
As for regex-like find/replace? I don't really like regex
at all, and don't particularly want to learn two different
flavors. Don't get me wrong, with Perl it is a wonderful
and efficient tool for people who like it, need it and too
rarely use it correctly, I just usually don't (like, need,
or use it correctly ;-). On the rare occasions that I do
need it, I use it appreciatively, but to use a different
flavor of it regularly for editor find/replace? Er, no
re: Screamer++, fair enough!