vi and emacs both have named registers that you can use to
store and recall text. I don't know how to use vi but I know
- emacs does really beautiful rectangle cuts and pastes.
- emacs does cuts, copies and appends to regisers.
- emacs does cuts copies and appends to other buffers.
- emacs lets you treat a register as a variable that
you can increment and decremt and use it's value in
- emacs lets you write extra functions in lisp (if you
- emacs lets you record
keyboard macros. either one time quick hacks or you can
name them and bind them to a key. just for this session or
make them permenant.
emacs does lots of other wonderful things that I can't/haven't
figured out how to do in vi.
emacs figures out the line ending and uses it transparently,
if it gets it wrong you can override it.