[rescue] More IBM emulation fun

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Wed Feb 11 09:16:56 CST 2009

" From: Mark Benson <md.benson at gmail.com>
" []
" It goes to show just how unnecessarily complex EMACS is if it can
" EMULATE Vim ;)

eight megabytes and constantly swapping  [-that's- an oldie]

" On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 09:02 -0500, der Mouse wrote:
" > I co-run a mud, and one of the players has set as a connect message
" > 
" > "Emacs is a nice OS - but it lacks a good text editor.  That's why I'm
" > using vim."  --Anonymous
" That's pretty close, it's known as a witty retort of Vim users (which is
" why I use it - I've been using Vim ever since I got into Open Source
" OSs, because you only GET Vim on a install-base install of NetBSD ;))

same here.  vi -was- the first editor i learned, but it's also the
only one on the dist tapes/discs of sV, sunos4, etc.  i did try emacs
but found it a big learning curve with apparently little reward - and
i had to know vi as well anyway.

now, after 20+ years of vi everywhere - including my email editor -
and vi-mode ksh, i practically think vi.

btw when i was at att-bl i once tried compiling ksh88 without emacs
support, since it was flaggable in the options file, but it failed.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
internet rambler                            is to see what all have seen
adh at an.bradford.ma.us                       and think what none thought

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