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.