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So Chuck and I looked at that and we hacked on em for a while, and eventually we ripped the stuff out of em and…
I think it killed the performance on a lot of the systems in the Labs for years because everyone had their own copy of it,…
The reason I use ed is that I don’t want to lose what’s on the screen.
The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn’t have a mouse and therefore you’ve got all these commands.
That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can’t extend its domain.
Systems are going to get a lot more sophisticated.
Interleaf is very nice. I expect there to be a lot of competition for programs like that.
It is formatted, and I’m tired of using vi. I get really bored.
I wish we hadn’t used all the keys on the keyboard.
I was surprised about vi going in, though, I didn’t know it was in System V.
I think the wonderful thing about vi is that it has such a good market share because we gave it away.
I think one of the interesting things is that vi is really a mode-based editor.
I think multiple levels of undo would be wonderful, too.
I just don’t like to lose what’s in the window.
Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
I had almost rewritten all of the display code for windows, and that was when I gave up.
But with Interleaf I don’t even have a spell program.
Bitmap display is media compatible with dot matrix or laser printers.
I think the Macintosh proves that everyone can have a bitmapped display.
But no, I don’t generally have trouble with spelling mistakes.
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