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Re: newbie comments on editor choice

Joost Kooij <joost@pc47.mpn.cp.philips.com> writes:

> This illustrates one of the nice features of vi: you actually get two
> editors in one.  Even with emacs(6) you only get one! :-)

As if!  I hate to pick nits, but emacs comes with at *least* four
editors (native, two variants of vi, and wordstar/borland).

> That's right, if you want to learn vi, you have to learn ex too.  In fact,
> you really should learn ed(1) first.  Especially newbies <grin>. 

Actually, you can just stop with ed -- once you know ed, there's no
reason to go on to vi, ed is so much better! :-)

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