cowan at ccil.org
Tue May 6 13:10:49 AEST 2008
Brad Parker scripsit:
> I think at some point I spent some time with ex also, which was
> sort of post ed, pre vi. Maybe on sun-1's? I can't remember, but
> the commands seem to translate.
Ex and vi have always been twins; the ancestral form was em ("editor for
mortals"), which had the 1-line window (ex's o(pen) command) but not the
full screen. Supposedly among em users, the name "ed" was retconned to
mean "editor for divinities".
> I can do vi but it's always a strain. ed is less complex.
I'd like to switch to sam one day, but so far I haven't.
John Cowan cowan at ccil.org ccil.org/~cowan
Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos --Lithuanian proverb
Deus dedit dentes; deus dabit panem --Latin version thereof
Deity donated dentition;
deity'll donate doughnuts --English version by Muke Tever
God gave gums; God'll give granary --Version by Mat McVeagh
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