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Bitmap display is media compatible with dot matrix or laser printers.
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But fundamentally, vi is still ed inside.
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But no, I don't generally have trouble with spelling mistakes.
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But with Interleaf I don't even have a spell program.
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Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
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EMACS is a nice editor too, but because it costs hundreds of dollars, there will always be people who won't buy it.
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Having editing functionality everywhere would be great in the same sense that it would be nice to have history everywhere.
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I actually use vi for editing programs.
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I got really big into writing manual pages, so I wrote manual pages for all the great features we were going to do but never implemented.
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I got tired of maintaining my macros so I guess I'm looking forward to an editor I can learn and then forget about.
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I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard to use UNIX because the editor was too complicated.
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I had almost rewritten all of the display code for windows, and that was when I gave up.
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I just don't like to lose what's in the window.
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I remember right after Carter got elected, I was sitting in my apartment in Albany, CA, on a Saturday listening to people call Carter and ask stupid questions while I designed the screen editor.
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I started to write a new editor not too long ago and had it about half done after two days.
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I stopped working on it whenever they made the reference cards - '78 - '79 - and I really haven't worked on it for five years.
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I think editors have to come out of a certain kind of community.
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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, but it wasn't being shared, and so they wasted huge amounts of memory back when memory was expensive.
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I think multiple levels of undo would be wonderful, too.
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I think one of the interesting things is that vi is really a mode-based editor.
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I think the hard thing about all these tools is that it takes a fair amount of effort to become proficient.
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I think the Macintosh proves that everyone can have a bitmapped display.
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I think the wonderful thing about vi is that it has such a good market share because we gave it away.
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I use Interleaf for all my documentation.
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I was surprised about vi going in, though, I didn't know it was in System V.
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I wish we hadn't used all the keys on the keyboard.
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I'm looking forward to the editor that's going to be embedded in the window system Warren Teitelman is working on.
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Interleaf is based on the formatting process.
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Interleaf is very nice. I expect there to be a lot of competition for programs like that.
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It doesn't really have a unified concept. I think if I were going to go back - I wouldn't go back, but start over again.
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It is formatted, and I'm tired of using vi. I get really bored.
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It's ultimately the media and the set of peripherals that you have on your machine that affects what the user sees.
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Just putting the termcap entries in that people would mail me would take hours a week, and I was tired after three or four years.
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Since I sort of invented the editor that was most complicated, I thought I would compensate by also designing the editor that was most simple.
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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 put some of it into what was then called en, which was really ed with some em features.
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So I got sucked in, got department help, and built some hope of receiving enough support eventually to pay for this program to work under Pascal.
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Systems are going to get a lot more sophisticated.
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That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can't extend its domain.
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The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn't have a mouse and therefore you've got all these commands.
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The point is that you want to have a system that is responsive.
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The problem was I spent all my time programming it because it was improving so fast that my programs kept breaking.
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The reason I use ed is that I don't want to lose what's on the screen.
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Well, limbo is not a good place to be.
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With 92 people in the Labs maintaining vi independently, I think they ultimately wasted incredible amounts of money.
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Yesterday I had my tech guy come to the house and disconnect my Sun network, and tomorrow I'm having them shut down my company e-mail account.
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