Re: Will the real vi please stand up?
> > I learned vi under SysVr3 and SysVr4 and didn't see much difference
> > under Slackware/elvis. Vim does have some annoying differences but
> > I can't remember the specifics. Emacs with viper-mode is pretty
> > faithful too.
> Emacs emulating vi? The only good thing about emacs is that it's easy
> to learn. Emacs emulating vi is:
> 1. SLOWWWWWwwwwzzzz...
> 2. vi-like interface.
> 3. As far as i can remember, you must press ESC twice...
Emacs will handle many files that exceed limits in vi (line length,
file size, binary content, etc.). I don't care for the finger-stretching
emacs commands, though, so I run viper-mode. It has several degrees
of 'vi-ness' and level 1 is almost identical.