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Can’t We All Just Get Along? Vi vs. Emacs

For many years I have been an emacs editor user and have scoffed (loudly, with spittle) in the general direction of vi users.

Well this weekend whilst on call I took the opportunity to learn the vim editor. ‘vi’ was my first unix editor (as it is for most people) and I’m now in a position to appreciate vim’s elegance and approach. It’s not emacs, but it’s not a hunk of junk.

Thanks to Merlin for helping me re-consider this tool. It’s Not Shabby ™.