[nycbug-talk] vi interview with Joy

George R. george at ceetonetechnology.com
Thu Jan 11 14:02:07 EST 2007

Marc Spitzer wrote:
> On 1/11/07, Okan Demirmen <okan at demirmen.com> wrote:
>> On Sun 2007.01.07 at 09:26 -0500, michael wrote:
>>> On Sat, 06 Jan 2007 23:14:46 -0500 "George R."
>>> <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote: I know vi is one of the
>>> defacto editors in unix. But is continuity really the only reason
>>> to hang onto one of the zaniest text editors ever conceived?  Why
>>> else would the unix world not come up with a simple, elegant, and
>>> effective text editor... that is unixy?
>> what? are you trying to start a flame war? get over it.
> Come on we all know george does windows, allowances need to be made 
> after all.  Now If you want to see another odd editor xedit from ibm.
>  Here is a clone http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/software/the/

Nice. . . if you could follow the thread in your outlook express
you'd catch that I *didn't* say that. . .

Back to the topic. . .

Like many, I have used vi for a long long time, and I don't need a

It was certainly frustrating to use in the beginning, but so is a
keyboard and mouse.


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