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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.