>>>>> "Alan" == Alan Connor < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:
Alan> On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 17:28:40 GMT, mjt
>>> And why do more people in the Linux/UNIX world use vi (and its
>>> derivatives - I'm using elvis-tiny here) than any other editor
>> ... most of it is because it is found on every *nix right out
>> of the box for eons. if you wanted a non-command-line oriented
>> editor (such as ed), you only really had vi.
>> editors, like opinions, are a personal thing. you like vi, i
>> think slickedit blows all editors in the dust, the next person
>> will think emacs or joe or jed is the best editor. . -- ///
Alan> Some truth in that.
Alan> But vi IS an amazing editor which a lot of people don't give
Alan> a chance.
Alan> I've tried a dozen and wouldn't even consider using anything
well, every linux/unix user should know the basics of editing with vi,
because it _is_ often what's available. but, i'll never give up my
emacs! ;-) a complete IDE, AND i can read news in it, too. `C-x b
RET' and it looks like i'm working! whoo-hoo!
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