[Beowulf] Re: Religious wars

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Mon Jul 21 14:46:16 EDT 2008


"Robert G. Brown" <rgb at phy.duke.edu> writes:
> Speaking of which, wouldn't it be a kick to design a programming
> language CALLED Rune, one that only can be used on GUI systems, that
> uses elvish runes for all the standard commands and parameters?
> Programming has become too easy;

Given how crappy most programs I read are, I'd say we don't have to
worry about it having become too easy.

> This is the sad truth.  I can survive without using emacs, and besides,
> I can use it in an emergency.  But nobody can manage systems without
> knowing vi.

It is also sometimes good to know how to use ed, though it has been
some years since I have dealt with a machine so screwed up that this
was necessary.

>> I may just give in, and go full force into VIM.  It is active, has
>> lots of features, and I already know basic vi from use for years.
>> And its undo feature doesn't blow chunks.
>
> Aaaiiieeee!  Spawn of Satan!  Get thee behind me, Devil!

nvi (which is the only "real" vi worth speaking of these days) doesn't
have trouble with undo etc.


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Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com
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