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RE: newbie comments on editor choice

There is more to emacs than text editing.  It is an enviornment.  Also emacs is where i first met lisp...

But to be honest I should have said, "this summer is pretty full with projects already...and school eats up almost all personal project time...so next summer or the summer after that I'll learn vi for the fun of it..."

From: 	Goswin Brederlow
Sent: 	Tuesday, June 01, 1999 5:08 AM
To: 	Doug Weimer
Cc: 	elbertgeorge; debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: 	Re: newbie comments on editor choice

Doug Weimer <weim0404@kettering.edu> writes:

>   I have heard similar comments to "I doubt I ever take the time to
> learn vi" and
> it concerns me that many people are missing out on an excellent editor.
> vi is one
> of the most powerful editors I have ever used, ranging from full
> document substitutions
> to deleting every blank line with one simple command. If you take few
> minutes to 
> give vi a chance you will soon be able to do complex editing very
> quickly.

Can you play tetris in vi? :)

Have you used vi on alpha? You get a redraw of the screen every 4
chanracters you type. Have fun editing text if the cursor jumps every
4 keystrokes.

May the Source be with you.

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